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Aug072014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Lord Alfred Tennyson, August 6

AUGUST 6, 2014

LORD ALFRED TENNYSON (1809-1892)

 

Time:  8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Downtown Asheville NC

On the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St 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 poems by this British poet, who was the National Poet Laureate from 1850 until his death in 1892, longer than any other poet before or since. The selected passages will then be read to them.

More information about Lord Alfred Tennyson can be found at Wikipedia and at The Poetry Foundation, where there are links to most of his poems.

A famous recording of Tennyson reading his poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" was made in 1890 on one of Thomas Edison’s wax cylinders.

 

 

 

“Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean,
Tears from the depths of some divine despair
Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes,
In looking on the happy autumn fields,
And thinking of the days that are no more.”

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