Camille O’Sullivan and Shakespeare’s “Rape of Lucrece”

Camille O’Sullivan ( photo: theartsdesk.com )

Irish musician/songstress/actress Camille O’Sullivan, in collaboration with composer Feargal Murray and theatre director Elizabeth Freestone, have transposed Shakespeare’s 1,855 line poem, ‘Rape of Lucrece’ into a one-woman, 85-minute, tour-de-force performance in which O’Sullivan will sing and act all the roles in the poem   ( including that of the narrator ) as part of next week’s Edinburg International Festival.  Hats off to Ms O’Sullivan and best wishes for daring to boldy bring new life to the Bard’s poem.  See Guardian article here.

 

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