As a means of bringing joy and creativity into homes during these uncertain times, the Rose is launching the ‘Readings from the Rose’ initiative today.
Several prominent actors and creatives in the industry have filmed themselves reading their favourite poems and the Rose will be releasing one reading every day at 1pm across 14 days.
These readings can be accessed by anyone completely free of charge on the Rose’s YouTube and Instagram channels, in the hope that they will bring some light entertainment to audiences while theatres are dark.
Christopher Haydon, Artistic Director at the Rose said:
I am thrilled about the launch of ‘Readings from the Rose’. We have a wealth of talent lined up and I am so excited for audiences to enjoy these readings. I want to thank all those who filmed themselves for contributing to the initiative and providing a good news story in amongst all this uncertainty.”
Those currently reading for the Rose include: Adjoa Andoh, Angellica Bell, Anjana Vasan, Anton Lesser, Arthur Darvill, Christopher Eccleston, Hattie Morahan, Jane Asher, Louise Brealey, Niamh Cusack, Olivia Vinall, Paterson Joseph, Paul Higgins, Pippa Bennett-Warner and Stephen Boxer.
The readings will include works from the following writers: A. A. Milne, A. E. Housman, Angela Morgan, Anna Kamienska, D. H. Lawrence, Hilaire Belloc, John Cooper Clarke, John Keats, Mark Halliday, Miroslav Holub, Paterson Joseph, W. B. Yeats and William Shakespeare.
The poem readings will be uploaded to this page as they are released.
Translated by George Theiner.
Selected Poems (Penguin Books, 1967) with permission from Bloodaxe on behalf of the estate.
Translated by Clare Cavanagh
from Jab, by Mark Halliday (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
From Act III, Scene 1
With thanks to the Clare Milne Trust
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