What a perfect place to tape Shakespeare. Yorick and I are here seated on the grass in front of the carriage house built with period tools by the same artists that reconstructed the Globe Theatre in London (where I currently work as a composer as of this writing). But the particular glories are all around us – Shakespeare & Young Company is in full swing, rehearsing several scenes at once on the grass, in the statue garden, and on the Rose Playhouse stage. I hope you enjoy little bits of the canon being sprinkled about the audio of this long end to the Rape of Lucrece.
For those of you watching to see how this tale ends, you’ll be sad to hear that it has cut off before the actual conclusion of this fantastic poem. I promise I’ll read the ending again and blog it here.