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The Song of Arms and a Man
5 October 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The performance will feature selections of Virgil’s Aeneid, read in the original Latin epic verse by trained singers, alongside an English narration which tells the whole story of the poem. This innovative and acclaimed presentation of a rarely heard masterpiece echoes the ancient culture of public performance of poetry.
George Sharpley’s adaptation of this extraordinarily musical poem is read by Emma Kirkby, Matthew Hargreaves, Elizabeth Donnelly and Llewelyn Morgan. The performance aims to introduce Virgil’s Aeneid to those new to Latin, and recapture the magic for those familiar with the poem.