January 1, 2021|
Spenser by Carl Hare
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Spenser portrays the last four turbulent months in the life of poet Edmund Spenser, faithful servant of Queen Elizabeth I of England, for whom he wrote The Fairie Queene. Spenser and his family find themselves caught in the 1598 Munster Revolt in Ireland, where he has become an administrator and landlord in support of British rule. Fleeing England after the invasion of his Irish home, Spenser is forced to examine the sweep of his life as the treatise he has written about the Irish rebellion turns out to have far-reaching consequences. Written in Spenserian stanza to evoke the Elizabethan period and the poet's own style, Spenser is Book Two of the epic trilogy On the River of Time, which examines three figures--one mythical, one historical, and one fictional--from different time periods spanning almost three thousand years: Odysseus in Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland; and Archer, a renegade actor/director in Canada. Through their journeys we explore the nature of human perceptions and drives, our use of the Mask in our lives, encounters with the Other, acceptance or denial of the consequences of our actions, and the continuity over the millennia of these universal human attributes.
Carl Hare in his long career has been professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. Odysseus, the first part of the trilogy On the River of Time, was published in 2017; Spenser, Book Two, in 2018 Other work includes The Eagle and the Tiger and his adaptation of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman; the setting of six of his children's poe...
Product dimensions:461 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:461 pages, 9 X 6 X 1 in
Published:January 1, 2021
Publisher:Carl Hare
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781988254500

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