Friday, 12 July 2013

MIF13 - The Masque of Anarchy

Another new experience courtesy of MIF13 - 

The wonderful Maxine Peake at the Albert Hall 
performing the Shelley poem "The Masque of Anarchy" -
which was written following the Peterloo Massacre 
(just feet from the site of the Hall)

Performed without notes - in a candle lit hall - mesmerizing!

And those words - never more relevant -

'Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.'

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