Lecture/Performance by Richard Ramsbotham. Bearing Witness-The Voice of the Artist in WW1/International Concert Series
Sunday, 19 October 2014 from 11:30 to 12:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Bearing Witness – the voice of the artist in WWI
Many people in the media have been trying to downplay the voices of the poets in WWI. One successful contemporary historian (Max Hastings) declares himself to be passionately against the poets ‘view’. Richard Ramsbotham in this performance/talk attempts to touch on the extraordinary depth of human experience borne witness to by the poets, and would thus happily describe himself as ‘passionately’ for the poets ‘view’.