Reverie: The Faerie Queene, Book I Canto x

Radio Riel is proud to con­tin­ue our month­ly Faerie Queene pro­gram in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, Rose­haven Library and Cale­don Library in Sec­ond Life on Radio Riel Rever­ie.

The Faerie Queene was first pub­lished in 1590, at the height of the Eliz­a­bethan Age. A con­tem­po­rary of Shake­speare, his vision of faerie has inspired poets and fan­ta­sy writ­ers ever since. Accord­ing to Spenser, his aim in pub­lish­ing The Faerie Queene was to “fash­ion a gen­tle­man or noble per­son in vir­tu­ous and gen­tle dis­ci­pline”.

Join us to lis­ten and dis­cuss this epic adven­ture through an Eliz­a­bethan fairy­land, full of beau­ty and mon­sters from 11:00am — 12:30pm North Amer­i­can Pacif­ic time. The dis­cus­sion group in Sec­ond Life will take place in the Rose­haven Library (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rosehaven%20Park/121/37/25). Each month, we will look at one can­to of the poem. It will be struc­tured in two parts:

Lis­ten­ing Par­ty — 11:00am North Amer­i­can Pacif­ic Time

Tune in to Radio Riel Rever­ie.

For those who can’t join us for the lis­ten­ing par­ties, you can find the Lib­rivox record­ings here: https://librivox.org/the-faerie-queene-by-edmund-spenser/

Dis­cus­sion — 11:30am North Amer­i­can Pacif­ic Time

The dis­cus­sion will be con­duct­ed in chat, and tran­scripts will be post­ed here for com­ment:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B6y3B_g4seBlMklkUHVOMWdldW8 to allow peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate even if they aren’t at the library event.

Edi­tion: Any unabridged edi­tion with num­bered books and can­tos will be fine, but the ref­er­ence edi­tion for our first year’s dis­cus­sion is here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/15272

Anoth­er ver­sion with orig­i­nal lan­guage but mod­ern­ized spelling which might be eas­i­er to read is here: http://www.bartleby.com/153/32.html

Sched­ule

Book 1: The Leg­end of the Knight of the Red Crosse:

2018
1 July: Can­to x
5 Aug: Can­to xi
2 Sept: Can­to xii

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