The Orators

September 16, 2009

Four minutes into 'The Raven': 'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Four minutes into 'The Raven': 'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Edgar Allan Poe with your lunch, sir? If you passed through St Andrew Square Garden today, you might well have been favoured with a personal poem recital from our Poetry Orators. Actors Jamie and Gilchrist charmed their audiences with a mix of Shakespeare (‘I grant I never saw a goddess go / My mistress when she walks treads on the ground…’), Burns, Poe and, erm, a poem about the pleasures of relieving yourself… The highlight was an eight-minute rendition of ‘The Raven’ (the whole thing! by heart!) about which Lilias commented: ‘It’s made me weak!’ The Orators took this as a compliment.

Lunching ladies are serenaded with 'Ae Fond Kiss'

Lunching ladies are serenaded with 'Ae Fond Kiss'

 

We’ll be back in the Poetry Garden on National Poetry Day, handing out poem postcards to the rush-hour crowds – we may even be able to tempt Jamie and Gilchrist back for an encore.

One Response to “The Orators”

  1. Lilias Says:

    No, no, no! It was such a brilliant treat, someone making the poem come alive like that, it made MY WEEK… although, now you mention it…


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