The Second Shepherds' Play: Richly Comic Medieval Nativity Play at the Folger
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The last date listed for The Second Shepherds' Play was Thursday December 27, 2007 / 2:00pm.
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Celebrate Emily Dickinson's 183rd birthday with Peter Gizzi (Threshold Songs), a poet who has been called Dickinson's modern-day heir. Gizzi will be discussing the great American poet's legacy, in addition to reading from his own work. Hovering between grief and joy, the abstract and the concrete, Gizzi's poetry explores the hardships and pleasures in life. A former poetry editor for The Nation, Gizzi has garnered numerous awards and fellowships, and has taught at Brown and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Learn More
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<p>Directed by Mary Hall Surface</p>
<p>A rich blend of music and theater, the earthly and the divine, The Second Shepherds' Play is an engaging mystery play in the medieval English drama tradition. Join the shepherds as they watch their flocks on a dark and stormy Christmas Eve, telling the story from their candid and often funny perspective. This charming holiday tale captures both the rustic life of the peasantry and the marvel of the Nativity. Musicians and actors center the production in its origins with medieval dances and sacred tunes.</p>
<p>The program of seasonal selections will include English music from the 14th through 16th centuries. </p>
There is no Rose of Such Virtue
Angelus ad virginem/Gabriel fram heven-king
Sweet was the song the Virgin sung
Dives and Lazarus</p>
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