Monday
Aug042014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Percy Bysshe Shelley, August 4

AUGUST 4, 2014

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY (1792-1822)

Time:  6:00pm - 9:30pm

Location: Downtown Asheville NC

 
On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link
or Haywood St near Malaprops map link 
or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link
or near Posana's in Pack Square  map link

(Please note:  The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances)

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of poetic works by this English romantic lyric poet. The selected passages will then be read to them.

A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death.

 More information about Percy Bysshe Shelley can be found at Wikipedia and at The Poetry Foundation.  You can find links to some of his greatest poems here.

Here is a link to a video clip of Mick Jagger reading from Adonais: An Elegy on the Death of John Keats before a concert on July 5, 1969 following the death of Brian Jones.

 

 

 

"Men of England, wherefore plough 

For the lords who lay ye low? 

Wherefore weave with toil and care 

The rich robes your tyrants wear?

 

Wherefore feed and clothe and save 

From the cradle to the grave

Those ungrateful drones who would 

Drain your sweat—nay, drink your blood?"


from "Song: To the Men of England"

 

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!”

 

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