On Sunday Sept 30th, Ros Barber will read from and talk about The Marlowe Papers. The event will be held in the wonderful historic setting of the excavated footings of the original Rose Theatre, not far from The Globe on the south bank of the Thames. Ros will read from The Marlowe Papers and talk about her re-imagined life of the Elizabethan poet and playwright.
This is the only reading in London this year since the sell-out launch event at the British Library in May. Critically acclaimed verse novel The Marlowe Papers, written entirely in iambic pentameter, was joint winner of the Hoffmann Prize 2011. Described as ‘a striking performer of her own poems’, this promises to be a powerful reading in the spot where Kit Marlowe’s plays were first performed in London and is not to be missed.
“This is the most complete Marlowe I’ve ever encountered.” – Will Self
“Ros Barber’s work is exquisitely honed in meter and metaphor — she makes the iambic pentameter sound as if she just invented it. Her voice is an instrument of creativity, intellect and emotion. Her performance at Pure Poetry was one of the most memorable I have seen in fifteen years.” – Patience Agbabi
“Wonderful poetry, incorporating fantastic imagery, and an accomplished direct stage manner.” – John Agard
“Ros Barber doesn’t read so much as put her whole personal, emotional creativity into sharing her words. From the outset the audience were transfixed. For me, it was a whole new experience in the immediacy of a creative mind connecting with people.” – Andrew Fitch, “Booktalk”
Organised by The Marlowe Society: contact them for details/tickets.
Sunday 30th September