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Written to be Heard
Holy Trinity Church
Thursday 1 March
7.30pm
Tickets £8 (under 16s free)
Running time 90mins 

RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, Canon Treasurer Mark Oakley from St Paul’s Cathedral, the Revd Martin Gorick and Senior RSC Voice Coach Alison Bomber take part in a discussion exploring the power of language and the importance of the words you choose.  Continuing the debates contained within the RSC production, Written on the Heart, the panel will talk about the enduring legacy of the King James Bible and discuss whether,  in trying to make  the Bible easily understandable, has something poetically profound been ‘lost in translation’?

With Readings by RSC actors including Stephen Boxer

‘One of the main points for discussion, for me, is around the impact of language on its audience, and therefore the precision of the choices we make when selecting our words.  From the wrangling within the new RSC play Written on the Heart over the translation of the Bible into English, to the ongoing changes to a developing liturgy over time, there seems to have been a balancing act between clarity of comprehension and expressivity/poetry.’ – Senior RSC Voice Coach Alison Bomber

Mark Oakley is Canon Treasurer of St Paul’s Cathedral, London. He was the Archdeacon of Germany and Northern Europe, an archdeaconry in the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe of the Church of England, from 2005 to 2008. As a Residentiary Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral he carries particular responsibility for the Arts policy, fabric and collections in one of the most famous churches in the world.

Book online or call the RSC Box Office on 0844 800 1110.

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In the true spirit of collaboration without which theatre would not exist, on the subject of Thomas Hardy’s poetry (with a smattering of prose) the passion and intellect of Oliver Ford-Davies, the scholarship of Bruce Alexander, the vocal dexterity and enthusiasm of Marty Cruikshank, the heavenly tones of The Pentateuchs – the singers from ‘Written on the Heart’, have been harnessed to present, for one night only, ‘Thomas Hardy, Poems Said and Sung’.

It will take place on Sunday 19th February in the Swan Theatre at 7pm, last approx 80 mins and tickets are on sale from the RSC box office.

Time for a few drinks and a bite afterwards, and what’s more it’s in aid of The Shakespeare Hospice, and Andrew Nicklin as MD has managed to bring together a twelve piece ensemble, including the harpist from Covent Garden Opera, to accompany the singers.

So book your tickets now…..http://www.rsc.org.uk/buy-tickets/select.aspx?performanceNumber=15590

 

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