Forthcoming Events

Dr Christine Joynes, Trinity College, Oxford, invites your attention to these three forthcoming events relating to the reception history of the Bible.

(in the order of the events)

1. Showing at the Royal Opera House from 29 June-1 July 2016, Welsh National Opera presents a new opera from acclaimed British composer Iain Bell, ‘In Parenthesis‘, adapting David Jones’s epic poem. Many thanks to Dr Anne Price-Own for this piece of information.

2. ‘Seeing More Clearly with the Eyes of Love: A New Liturgy for Voices based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

First Presentation: Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tuesday 2 August 2016, 5.30 pm. Free entry.

Second Presentation: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, Wednesday 3 August 2016, 7.00 pm. Retiring Collection.

In this ‘Liturgy for Voices’ excerpts from the play, words from the biblical poem ‘Song of Songs’, and elements from the traditional Christian liturgy are woven together to enable those present to explore Shakespeare’s own theme of clarifying the vision which belongs to love. The liturgy also includes newly commissioned pieces from five contemporary poets who will be present to speak their poems based on characters in the play.

3. ‘Shakespeare and the Bible’ Day Conference, Sat 24 September 2016. 10am-5pm. Trinity College, Oxford. The event is organized by the Centre for Reception History of the Bible, Oxford. Further information will be available in a very near future. Please save the date.

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