29. October 2017 · Comments Off on Jerusalem in Full · Categories: Society News

Saturday 25 November 2017 10 am to 9 pm
Waterstones Bookshop, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ

To celebrate Blake’s 260th birthday, we will be reading the whole of his last great prophetic book, Jerusalem, the Emanation of the Giant Albion, over the course of a single day.
In his Preface to Jerusalem, Blake speaks of producing the cadences of his prophetic poem for ‘the mouth of a true Orator’. This will be a rare opportunity to engage actively with ‘the grandest poem that this world contains’ as Blake himself tells us he shaped it – through the spoken word.
We will be guided through the multiple levels of Blake’s culminating vision by Susanne Sklar, a leading authority on Jerusalem as ‘Visionary Theatre’.
Members are invited to take part in the reading, which will be open to the public. Readers will be assigned specific roles for the leading figures, with a wider group sharing the narration.
If you would like to take part, please register your interest at:
jerusalem@blakesociety.org

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