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Worcester Live - Huntingdon Hall, Swan Theatre

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The Worcester Repertory Company presents A Vision of Piers Plowman The Worcester Repertory Company presents A Vision of Piers Plowman

Location: Henry Sandon Hall
Date:
Saturday 19th January

Time: 7.30pm
Price: £13.50

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2015 marked the 650th anniversary of William Langlandís epic poem Piers Plowman, which opens on the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire. Piers Plowman is a disturbing and humorous commentary on corruption and greed that is still topical centuries later. Bishops, priests, bankers, shopkeepers, justices, gentry and scholars tumble out of the text alongside drunkards and vagabonds, thieves, fraudsters and whores, and they are instantly recognisable as our present-day politicians and celebrities, friends and neighbours. Peter Suttonís translation from the original Middle English preserves the energy, imagery and style of the original. Peter is both a brilliant academic and a superb actor. In the first part of the programme he will read selected passages, playing over 50 different parts, interspersed with some period music. In the second half, he will give an introduction to Langlandís life, literary style and historical background, and will answer questions.
A truly enjoyable and memorable evening, offering a highly entertaining insight into medieval England!

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