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The Monarch of Wit: a celebration of the life and mind of John Donne.

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh

Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 16:15 to 17:45 (GMT)

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The Monarch of Wit: a celebration of the life and mind of John Donne
You are warmly invited to a live performance, followed by a discussion, on the Life and Work of John Donne.

Every word in this performance was written by John Donne. The excerpts are taken from his letters, sermons, meditations and poems. It lasts 50 minutes. It will be followed by a discussion with Professor Oliver O'Donovan FBA and Dr Fionnuala O'Neill (English), as well as the director and writer Stephen Siddall and the actor James Clarkson. 

James Clarkson plays Donne
Recent theatre includes The Constant Wife and A Month in the Country  (Salisbury Playhouse), The Rivals  (Theatre Royal Bath), Blithe Spirit (Theatre Royal York), Black Coffee (Westcliff), Arsenic and Old Lace (Theatre Royal Windsor and national tour), Educating Rita and The Circle (Hamburg), The Woman in Black (Dubai). In London: An Inspector Calls (West End), Dear Brutus and A Busy Day (King’s Head) and Edward II  (Battersea Arts Centre).  On screen: Mayhew’s Londoners for Sir Jonathan Miller (BBC2), Anil Rao’s The Score, Doctors (BBC1) and anchorman for the Pisang Ambon commercials.

Stephen Siddall directs
S
tephen was Head of English at The Leys School Cambridge, and now does occasional teaching for several Cambridge colleges.  He directed 8 plays for the Pendley Shakespeare Festival and 15 renaissance plays for the university and city at Cambridge Arts Theatre.  Since then he has directed A Doll’s House and Waiting for Godot. He has also directed for BBC2. Cambridge University Press has published two of his books on Shakespeare.
 
Professor Oliver O’Donovan, FBA.
Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh until 2012. He was Regius Professor of Moral & Pastoral Theology and Canon of Christ Church at the University of Oxford from 1982 until 2006.

Dr Fionnuala O'Neill
holds an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, an MSc by Research and PhD from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher in the English Department at the University of Edinburgh. She is the founder and co-ordinator of “The Sirenaics”, Edinburgh’s early modern drama reading group, and is a biography reviewer for the James Tait Black Literary Awards

Do you have questions about The Monarch of Wit: a celebration of the life and mind of John Donne.? Contact Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Centre for Theology and Public Issues, University of Edinburgh

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Martin Hall
New College, University of Edinburgh
Mound Place
EH1 2LX Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Thursday, 14 March 2013 from 16:15 to 17:45 (GMT)


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