Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: Spoon River with Paddy and jon Lynn
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Paddy and Jon Lynn present a one-hour performance of Edgar Lee Masters’ classic portrait of life and death in early Illinois. This fresh interpretation reveals the joys, sorrows, and secrets of Spoon River’s unforgettable characters.
2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Spoon River Anthology" by Edgar Lee Masters. The anthology is a collaboration of over 200 interconnected free-verse epitaphs spoken by former residents of a fictitious town called Spoon River, who speak from their graves, to tell the truth about their lives. And we all know that oftentimes, the truth can be uncomfortable.
"Spoon River Anthology" caused a sensation with its frankness on sex, moral decay, and hypocrisy. Masters grew up in Lewiston and Petersburg, two town located in Fulton County, Illinois. When it was published, the book was banned in Fulton County, yet it still captured the imagination of the nation. It quickly went through multiple printings and became one of the most popular books of poetry in the history of American literature.
Even today, "Spoon River Anthology" remains as relevant as it was in 1915 , the year it was written. This program captures the joys, sorrows, and secrets of the human condition.
Date and Time
Tuesday Nov 23, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CST
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Presented via Zoom.
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register.