Beyond Good and Evil
A sequence of poetry, prose and music on the theme of evil, with readings by Ann Mitchell and Andrew Wincott. With texts from Milton, Crowley and Marlowe, plus Blake and Britten.
Words and Music on the theme of Evil. Readings by Ann Mitchell and Andrew Wincott. With texts from the Bible, Beowulf and Blake. With Music by Berg, Britten and Black Sabbath.
A whirlwind tour through the dark alleys of Evil: from the Garden of Eden in Genesis and Milton's Paradise Lost, to the vampires and dominatrices of Baudelaire and Swinburne, via the black magic of Aleister Crowley and Marlowe, to the apocalyptic visions of Blake and Dante, taking in the Evil lurking in the German forest to the cloven hoof on the carpet where Evil is located by Auden in the everyday world, "unspectacular and always human".
Producer Clive Portbury.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Bible (King James)
Genesis/Chapter 3 vs 1-5, reader Ann Mitchell
Paradise Lost, Book 9 vs 679-709, reader Andrew Wincott
Bible (King James)
Genesis/Chapter 3 vs 6-7, reader Ann Mitchell
Baudelaire (trans. Aggeler)
Les Fleurs du Mal (excerpt), reader Andrew Wincott
Excerpt from Dolores (Notre-Dame des Sept Douleurs), reader Andrew Wincott
Hymn to Lucifer, reader Ann Mitchell
Faustus’s final speech from Dr Faustus, reader Andrew Wincott
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (extract), reader Andrew Wincott
Dante (trans H F Cary)
Inferno Canto 6 (extract), reader Andrew Wincott
Brothers Grimm (trans. Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes)
Hansel and Gretel (extract), reader Ann Mitchell
Anon. (trans. F. B. Grummere)
Beowulf (extract), reader Andrew Wincott
Richard III – opening speech, reader Andrew Wincott
Augustine (trans. Pusey)
Confessions Chapter 2 (extract), reader Ann Mitchell
W. H. Auden
“Herman Melville” (extract), reader Andrew Wincott""Added, go to My Music