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 A Wild Poetry Slam

Between

The Men  of the “Age of Enlightenment”    Pope, Swift, Gay, Sheridan

And   

The Women who fomented the first feminist rebellion   Montagu, Chudleigh, Lennox, Finch

Never heard of these women? Once heard, you won't forget them!

 

William Hogarth's Marriage á la Mode and the Rake's Progress set the visual ambience. 

Hogarth's engravings depict the moral peril threatening to entangle the weak-willed, self-indulgent and unwary. 

 

The  Commedia characters Harlequin and Harlequin  will transports you through five iconic themes of the 18th century:

 

                                                                                    1. Classic Mythology - Venus, Mars and Cupid in a Ballad Opera

                                                                                    2. The Pastoral - Shepherds and Shepherdess - An idyllic landscape.

                                                                                    3.  Memento Mori  -  Consequence and Free Will

                                                                                    4. The Salon - A hotbed of Art and Malicious Gossip

                                                                                    5. The English Cottage Garden - Love’s new awakening                                                     

                                                         

                                                                       

 

                                             

Love's Wild Desire

 An original play edited and arranged  

by Mariel McEwan

Love’s Wild Desire Persists in Perplexing.

Love,  Seduction,  Courtship  and Marriage

in the 18th Century.