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The Music of the Prophets free pdf In 1290, the Jews were banished from England. In 1655-1656, Jews once more became a part of British society, returning to the London of Oliver Cromwell, Pepys and Henry Purcell. To commemorate the 350th anniversary of this return, Michelene Wandor has written a sensuous dramatic narrative poem evoking seventeenth-century London, and telling the story of the two men who made this return possible: Oliver Cromwell and Menasseh ben Israel. "Music of the Prophets" is the third in a sequence of long poems celebrating the presence of the Jews in England. The text seduces and challenges with a delicacy and flow, combining open-form experiment with a musical delight in counterpoint, irony and wit.

About Michelene Wandor

Michelene Wandor is a playwright, poet, fiction writer and musician. She is the first woman playwright to have had a drama on one of the National Theatre's main stages ('The Wandering Jew') in 1987, the same year her adaptation of 'The Belle of Amherst' won an International Emmy for Thames TV. Her prolific radio drama includes original radio plays and dramatisations (novels by Dostoyevsky, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Kipling, Sara Paretsky and Margaret Drabble), many nominated for awards. Her books on contemporary theatre include 'Postwar Britisih Drama: Looking Back in Gender'. In 2002 she received a Millennium Lottery Fund Award to make a CD of the music of Salamone Rossi, the early seventeenth-century Jewish Mantuan composer. Her poetry, 'Gardens of Eden Revisited' and her short stories, 'False Relations' are published by Five Leaves. Her book about the history and practice of creative writing in the UK, 'The Author is Not Dead, Merely Somewhere Else', is published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2007. She holds a Royal Literary Fund Fellowship at Birkbeck College, 2005-2007. Her previous poetry collection, 'Musica Transalpina', was published by Arc and is a Poetry BOok Society Recommendation for Spring 2006.

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Author : Michelene Wandor
Publisher : Arc Publications
Data Published : 30 March 2007
ISBN : 1904614639
EAN : 9781904614630
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 60 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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