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What is Tantalus?

Tantalus was Greek mythological figure who was the inspiration for John Barton's 10-Cycle called "Tantalus." The adaptation of Barton's original script for the stage of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts is the subject of a documentary film by Dirk Olson and Benjamin Francis Phelan.

1. A Classic Greek Myth

2. Play Cycle by John Barton

3. A Powerful Metaphor

4. A Documentary Film