Saturday 26 May 2018, 2.00 to 3.00 pm: Under the Moon: Renaissance Fantastic Voyages will be performed under Luke Jerram’s beautiful Museum of the Moon at The Liverpool Anglican Cathedral as part of the Tall Ships Regatta.
Join us under the moon for a series of short performances about early modern fantastic voyages. In collaboration with ‘Travel, Transculturality and Identity in England, c. 1550-1700’ (TIDE), the Liverpool Players will enliven historical documents written by Renaissance writers including Shakespeare. These dramatic readings of journeys involving exploration and moon topographies explore humankind’s curiosity about the unknown, and how our imaginations and aspirations shape our creative self-expression. Suitable for all ages.
Performance includes extracts from the following texts: William Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream (1600) and the Merchant of Venice (1600), Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene (1590), Richard Hakluyt’s The Principal Navigations (1599), Elizabeth I’s Charter to Sir Walter Raleigh (1584), Ben Jonson’s News From the New World Discovered in the Moon (1621), and Francis Godwin’s The Man in the Moon (1638). Event Booklet.