The Song of Arms and a Man, UCL

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Nov 10

The Song of Arms and a Man, UCL

10 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£20 – £24
George Sharpley’s adaptation of this classic poem will be read by Ben Cartlidge, Matthew Hargreaves, Emma Kirkby and Maria Roddis. The Song of Arms and a Man presents Aeneas’ struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome – from his escape from the burning ruins of Troy to his asylum and heart-breaking affair with the Carthaginian queen Dido and his reluctant war with the inhabitants of his fated homeland of Italy. Selections of Virgil’s epic verse are read in the original Latin interspersed with an English narration which tells the whole story of the poem. With English surtitles all comers have a unique opportunity to enjoy the magic of these Latin voices. The Latin Qvarter’s innovative and acclaimed presentation of a seldom heard masterpiece echoes the ancient culture of public performance of poetry, and includes music by the aulos specialist, Callum Armstrong.


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10 November
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£20 – £24
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