Session Title

Piers Plowman as Never Heard Before: A Dramatic Reading from Piers Plowman: A Modern Verse Translation (A Performance)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Peter Sutton

Organizer Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Presider Name

Ian Cornelius

Presider Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 1

Piers Plowman as Never Heard Before. A Dramatic Reading from Piers Plowman: A Modern Verse Translation (A Performance)

Presenter 1 Name

Peter Sutton

Start Date

14-5-2015 7:30 PM

Session Location

Valley I Hadley 101

Description

Peter Sutton performs extracts from his alliterative translation of William Langland’s fourteenth-century poem "Piers Plowman," newly published by McFarland. The extracts demonstrate the energy, imagery and humor of the original.

Peter is a professional actor and playwright and has translated over 1000 books, poems and other documents for cultural institutions and international organizations. He is a former editor of the Unesco International Review of Education (see www.petersutton.eu for more).

The session is introduced by Ian Cornelius, a member of the International Piers Plowman Society, and also outlines what is known of Langland’s life. Questions and comments are welcome.

Peter Sutton

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May 14th, 7:30 PM

Piers Plowman as Never Heard Before: A Dramatic Reading from Piers Plowman: A Modern Verse Translation (A Performance)

Valley I Hadley 101

Peter Sutton performs extracts from his alliterative translation of William Langland’s fourteenth-century poem "Piers Plowman," newly published by McFarland. The extracts demonstrate the energy, imagery and humor of the original.

Peter is a professional actor and playwright and has translated over 1000 books, poems and other documents for cultural institutions and international organizations. He is a former editor of the Unesco International Review of Education (see www.petersutton.eu for more).

The session is introduced by Ian Cornelius, a member of the International Piers Plowman Society, and also outlines what is known of Langland’s life. Questions and comments are welcome.

Peter Sutton