Dunno why I keep chipping away at this particular seam, but they keep coming. Make of ’em what you will.
Robert Lloyd and I performing a few more of his songs . . .
Robert Lloyd and I recording his ‘The White Giant’, a song about the Cerne Abbas Giant carved in white chalk into a hillside in Dorset many, many moons ago. Erm, yeah. You get the picture. Rough mix, but enough to give you a sense of where we’re heading.
The MLS Refectory series continues . . .
Wednesdays 1-2 in Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Schedule at link below. You bring $10, I bring the poems.
Sorry for my long absence! The version of WordPress that drives this site has stopped uploading images, which has stalled my communications department. I’m still here, though! And you can still get in touch via the ‘contact us’ link or directly to my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your patience! I shall be posting some new course tidings, albeit imageless, shortly.
Beowulf · Malthouse Theatre
. Based on his own translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem, Nobis tells a story of kings, monsters, heroes and dragons in a version that is both faithful to the original and accessible to the modern ear.
Some time in 1988-1989 at the University of Toronto I did a large piece of palaeographical calligraphy (kind of insular minuscule): the latter half of one of my favorite shorter Old English poems, The Order of the World from The Exeter Book. The poem had figured in a chapter of my dissertation, and I did the piece as a thank you to the Centre for Medieval Studies, which had been a very happy place for me during my years at the University. Nearly thirty years later, the Centre’s director has just got in touch to ask if they can use it as decoration for their program for the American Medieval Association conference they’re hosting this year. Apparently it’s been on display all these years. I am seriously touched. The text comprises ll. 68-102, in case anyone’s curious.