February 27, 2011

Faerie Queen event

Writing about web page http://www.kingsplace.co.uk/spoken-word/words-on-monday/edmund-spenser-and-the-faerie-queene

This looks like an amazing event - research talks and performance pieces based on The Faerie Queene. I can't make it, but I'd be fascinated to hear from anyone who makes it!

Programme includes:

David Fuller, Professor of English and former Orator of Durham University, taking us inside the remarkable world of Spenser’s stanza.

Bart Van Es, of St Catherine’s College Oxford, an eminent scholar of Spenser, on the significance of The Faerie Queene.

New verse by distinguished poets Jo Shapcott, Michael Symmons-Roberts, Andrew Shanks, and Ewan Fernie.

Monawar Hussain, Islamic chaplain at Eton College, on the resonances of The Faerie Queen in Muslim communities.

Original drama piece by Simon Palfrey, directed by Elisabeth Dutton, both of Oxford University,performed by an ensemble of professional actors, Oxford students, and inner-city comprehensive schoolchlidren.

Composer and virtuoso Tim Garland, playing his own specially commissioned music inspired by The Faerie Queene.

And, the celebrated Choir of Royal Holloway, University of London, conducted by Rupert Gough, performing music from the time of Spenser.


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