Ghita Nørby read Hans Christian Andersen in Athens
The Greek audience listened to Andersen's words in both English and Danish.
By ms - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 09 February 2003
Yesterday, Danish actress Ghita Nørby, read aloud a selection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen at the Danish Academy in Athens. Some of the fairy tales were read in English, but the audience also had the opportunity to listen to Andersen's words in their original form. The English text was projected on a screen during the reading so that everyone was able to follow along.
Ghita Nørby had selected five fairy tales for her reading in Athens: "The Princess and the Pea," "The Saucy Boy," "The Snail and the Rose-Tree," "The Butterfly", and "There Is No Doubt About It."
"They are wonderful to keep company with. I will never be finished with Hans Christian Andersen, and I will never be good enough," she says about her choice of these five stories from among Hans Christian Andersen's more than 156 fairy tales.
Ghita Nørby has great experience with reading Hans Christian Andersen's works aloud, and she has worked with quite a number of the writer's fairy tales over the years.
In particular she has given voice to the well-known fairy tales all over Denmark and Scandinavia. For example, she has read "The Little Mermaid" at Dramaten in Stockholm, and this summer she read "There Is No Doubt About It" at Diamanten in Copenhagen in connection with the launching of Hans Christian Andersen 2005.