Surbiton Summer Salons: The Faithful Shepherdess
25 Jul 2019
Doors open 19:00
The CornerHOUSE Community Arts Centre
£25 (general admission)
Available from www.surbitonsalons.com
Ceruleo, early music ensemble
In this programme, Ceruleo explore the themes of love and loss in The Faithful Shepherdess, interspersing extracts from Fletcher’s play with music from Monteverdi’s Seventh Book of Madrigals and his contemporaries, including Notari, Frescobaldi, Rossi and Luzzaschi.
John Fletcher’s The Faithful Shepherdess was premiered in 1608 and is the first example of Fletcher’s influential definition of tragicomedy. The tale’s heroine is Clorin, a virgin shepherdess and skilled healer who lives in solitude near the grave of her first love. During the course of the play various couples are thrown into emotional turmoil and Clorin heals and reconciles them.
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