Fearful Symmetry: Blake’s Jerusalem
A new solo-drama performance from Theatre 17, which will premiere at the Church Times Festival of Faith and Literature on Saturday 17th February 2018.
And did those feet in ancient time…
William Blake, the greatest of the English rebel poets who still cannot be ‘put in a box’ and in this performance defies that still as he proclaims his belief in the moral principal of the Imagination and defends the artist’s liberty. For Blake imagination was a divine gift, the imagination having no limitations and through that a man’s soul could be reached, the truth of God understood and how a New Jerusalem could be built.
To see a world in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower…
This is a continuous, active narrative that includes some of Blake’s poems and autobiographical words woven into the drama’s text. Both actor and writer/director will offer a Q & A after the performance where time allows.
5.30pm Saturday 17th February 2018