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Bloody Poetry by Howard
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Bloody Poetry
by Howard Brenton
Director: Ross Dippel

Reader's Theater presentation in conjunction with Theatre M:

September 27-28, 2013 --
... Woodwalk Gallery
... 6746 County Road G
... Egg Harbor
    Fri. & Sat. 7:00 PM


October 26, 2013 --
... Town Hall Bakery
... 6225 Highway 57
    Jacksonport

    Sat. 7:00 PM
                                        "A phantasmagoric play..."  October 31, 2013 --                                                         -- London Guardian
    Third Avenue Playhouse
    239 N Third Avenue
    Sturgeon Bay
    Thurs. 7:30 PM

"Shelley's life seems more a haunting than a history."  -- Richard Holmes

This fascinating drama, staged to acclaim in London and New York, follows Percy Bysshe Shelley and members of his close circle of visionary poets and writers, including his wife Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, and Byron's mistress Claire Goodwin, as they move through Italy. Utilizing Utopian themes appropriate to the progressive, revolutionary spirit of the protagonists, the play imagines the quartet's discussions of and dealings with radicalism: artistic, political, amorous, and otherwise.  A number of serious questions are raised, not the least of which is why fervent radicals seem so often to be done in by their reprehensible characters.  At the end of the play, Byron attends the cremation of Shelley on the beach at Viareggio and delivers a stunning ovation over the pyre: "Burn him. Burn us all. A great big bloody beautiful fire."

 
"Radicalism, artistic defiance, an intellectual rage. These are the virtues celebrated in this extraordinary dream play which begins, as it ends, on a foreign shore."
-- London Financial Times


"A phantasmagoric play... Brenton is celebrating the idea of the committed artist who seeks to stir and provoke sullen, defeated, bourgeois England. At the same time with clear eyed honesty, he shows how difficult it is to upset the moral order."
-- London Guardian

More Information... ......


Door County Reads

DOOR COUNTY READS 2014 - Jan. 13 through Feb. 8

(Selection to be announced soon)

Readers' Theater presentation as part of 2014 Door County Reads events


 

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