Spenser

Spenser

by Carl Hare
Spenser

Spenser

by Carl Hare

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Overview

Spenser portrays the last four turbulent months of Edmund Spenser’s life as he and his family are caught up in the Munster Revolt in Ireland in 1598. As he fights to survive the invasion of his home, his life as a refugee in Cork, and his return to England, his memories and thoughts trace through the sweep of his life, he continues to work on the last book of The Fairie Queene, and a treatise he writes about the Irish rebellions turns out to have far-reaching consequences. Written in the form of his own Spenserian stanzas, Spenser evokes the sense of the Elizabethan Period and is Book Two of the epic trilogy On the River of Time, taking us to the second time-period of the three thousand years spanned in the trilogy and the second figure of the three—Odysseus, the mythical hero, in ancient Greece; Spenser, the poet, in Ireland, and Archer, the fictional renegade actor/director in present-day Canada. Through their journeys and struggles we explore the nature of human perceptions and drives, our use of the Mask in our lives, encounters with the Other, acceptance or denial of the consequences of our actions, and the continuity over the millennia of the universal human attributes.


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ISBN-13: 9781771803557
Publisher: Iguana Books
Publication date: 03/05/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Carl Hare in his long career has been a professor, actor, director, playwright, and poet. Odysseus, Book One of his epic trilogy On the River of Time, was published in print format in the spring of 2017; Spenser, Book Two of the trilogy, was published in 2018. Both have been issued as e-books in 2020. Other recent work includes performances of his play The Eagle and the Tiger and his adaptation of Ibsen’s John Gabriel Borkman; the setting of six of his children’s poems to music by Canadian composer Malcolm Forsyth; a commissioned poem for Forsyth’s A Ballad of Canada, performed by the National Arts Centre Orchestra; and A Weathering of Years, a collection of poetry published in 2015. For more details about the author, see Carl Hare’s website at www.carlhare.ca.

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