25 September 2014

Do You Wanna Kill Some Trojans?

I wrote this for my Omnibus students at school. We're reading the Iliad right now, and I realized that no one has really explored the musical possibilities for this book.

So, as a step in that direction, I present to you a scene from ILIAD: The Musical! This is the part of the book where Odysseus, Phoinix, and Aias come to Achileus's tent to persuade him to rejoin the fight:

Odysseus: Achilleus?
(Knocking: Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock, knock)
Do you wanna kill some Trojans?
Or chase Hektor ‘round the walls?
I think some aristeia’s overdue;
 Some tripods wait for you
 And gold and girls and all-
 We’re getting pretty battered;
It’s quite apparent that Zeus is on your side.
 Do you wanna kill some Trojans?
 We really wish you’d kill some Trojans.

 Achilleus: Go away, Odysseus

 Odysseus: Okay, bye...

 Phoinix: (Knocking) Do you wanna kill some Trojans?
 Come on lets go out and slay.
 We never see you in the field;
 Pull out your shield
 Without you it’s not the same-
We both grew up together
 Come on do a favor
 For an old friend…

 Aias: (Knocking) Achilleus?
 Please, I know you're in there,
 People are asking where you've been
 They say to put your courage to the test;
 We know that you’re the best, just let me in.
 We used to be unbeatable;
 Now it’s clear
 That we all need you back.
 Do you wanna kill some Trojans?
 We really wish you’d kill some Trojans.


Veronica Andreades said...

HAHA, this is brilliant.

Erica said...

The song popped in my head as soon as I glanced at the title. Was not disappointed.

Now you just need to actually record it and post a video of it. ;-)