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The Parliament of Poets, at Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor

The Parliament of Poets performed by Apollo’s Troupe
Celebrating Our Common Humanity Uniting Us All

Apollo’s Troupe, LtoR, Patrick Grimes, Alexander Sloan, Marley Boone, Dennis Kleinsmith, Krystle Dellihue, Frederick Glaysher (f)

Guest Production at Theatre Nova, Ann Arbor, 410 West Huron Street.
Three Sundays in a row: September 22, 29, and October 6. 7:00 – 9:00 pm
TICKETS AT THE DOOR $22 general, $15 student, or online at TheatreNova.org (Shows > Guest Productions)
Based on Staging by Jeff Thomas, Michigan Michael Chekhov Studio
Stage Manager, Briana O’Neal

Frederick Glaysher (Underground at Hilberry Theatre, Shelton Theatre (San Francisco), The Farmhouse), Dennis Kleinsmith (Michigan Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare in Detroit, Theatre Nova, JET), Alexander Sloan (Open Book, Water Works, Hope College), Patrick Grimes (Redbud, Morris, Young People’s Theatre), Marley Boone (Williamston, St. Dunstan’s, Philadelphia theatre, Ethos, Lantern), Krystle Dellihue (Shakespeare In Detroit, Matrix Theatre, Redbud, PTD).

For more info or to download the program for Apollo’s Troupe, visit: https://earthrisepress.net
Phone: 248-453-4220

Apollo’s Troupe blends theatre with the ancient Greek rhapsode’s performance of Homer and the modern style of reading by Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe into a new experimental epic form of dramatic storytelling for a contemporary audience.

Synopsis: Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modern life. The Parliament of Poets sends the main character, the Poet of the Moon, on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach a new global, universal vision of life.

Thirty years in the making, set partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world, including Don Quixote, Rocinante, Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Du Fu, Merlin, Queen Mab, Jane Austen, Virgil, Robert Hayden, Fairy Queen, Rumi, Tagore, Vyasa, Tolstoy, Blake, Borges, Sogolon, Mbeku, etc.

“A spectacular book. A unique and moving experience.” —Jeff Thomakos, Director

“A masterpiece that will stand the test of time.” —Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK

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Apollo’s Troupe

A story of humanity coming together in universal peace.

The Cast of Apollo’s Troupe

In The Underground at The Hilberry Theatre, Wayne State University. (Former Studio Theatre)
May 17, 8:00pm; May 18, 8:00pm; May 19, 3:00pm
Students: $15, Faculty/Staff: $23, General $28
Approximately 2 hours. 15-minute intermission.
TICKETS at WSU 
www.WSUshows.com (Apollo’s Troupe) https://www.wsushows.com/TheatreManager/1/login?event=132

Frederick Glaysher, Epic Poet, Rhapsode, Producer, playing the Poet of the Moon.
Jeff Thomakos, Director, Michigan Michael Chekhov 
Christian Plonka, Stage Manager
Dennis Kleinsmith, Actor, playing Don Quixote, Tolstoy, etc. 
Mike Sandusky, Actor, playing Robert Hayden, Borges, Job, etc.
Breon Canady, Actor, playing Sogolon, Mimbardda, etc.

Download Program for Apollo’s Troupe

Apollo’s Troupe blends the ancient Greek rhapsode’s performance of Homer with the modern style of reading by Charles Dickens and Edgar Allan Poe into a new experimental epic form of dramatic storytelling for a contemporary audience.

Synopsis: Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the moon to consult on the meaning of modern life. The Parliament of Poets sends the main character, the Poet of the Moon, on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the moon, the poets teach a new global, universal vision of life.

Thirty years in the making, set partly on the moon, at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world, including Don Quixote, Rocinante, Black Elk, Chief Seattle, Du Fu, Merlin, Queen Mab, Druid, Sappho, Jane Austen, Virgil, Demodokus, Squire, Robert Hayden, Fairy Queen, Rumi, Tagore, Vyasa, Tolstoy, Blake, Job, Borges, Sogolon, Mbeku, etc.

The two hour theatre script version of The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem presents a selection of ten of the forty major characters, mostly poets from major civilizations and religions.

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon. Much of The Parliament of Poets takes place at the Apollo 11 landing site. Evoking Homer’s “catalogue of ships,” one canto honors the many rocket ships and astronauts of the space age, including the Apollo missions.

“Like a story around a campfire.” —The Audience

“Certainly wowed the crowd with the performance and the words themselves.” —Albany Poets News, New York

“A masterpiece that will stand the test of time.” —Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK

“A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature.” —Hans
Ruprecht, Carleton University, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.

“A profound spiritual message for humanity.” —Alan Jacobs, Poet Writer Author, London, UK

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Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, Farmhouse. March 22, 2018

Epic Poetry Reading, Frederick Glaysher, Farmhouse

Frederick Glaysher reading two excerpts from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, at The Farmhouse, Village of Franklin, Michigan. March 22, 2018. Hosted and Introduced by the poet Diane DeCillis. On the moon, Black Elk and Chief Seattle, and the poet-prophet Job of the Old Testament. 15 minutes. https://youtu.be/qJhEsquCBz8

We human beings need a new vision and understanding of life on this planet, to help bring us together, to see and feel and understand our common humanity, to step back from the brink of self-destruction.

If the old exclusivisms evolved into the exclusivism of the Enlightenment, from the moon, together, we can see universality.

As a global epic tale, I am speaking to the entire planet, not merely the Western world.

SYNOPSIS

The Parliament of Poets is set partly on the moon at the Apollo 11 landing site, the Sea of Tranquility, and around the world.

Frederick Glaysher at The Farmhouse

Apollo calls all the poets of the nations, ancient and modern, East and West, to assemble on the Moon to consult on the meaning of modernity. The Parliament of Poets chooses one of its own, the Poet of the Moon, and sends him on a Journey to the seven continents to learn from all of the spiritual and wisdom traditions of humankind. On Earth and on the Moon, the poets teach him a new global, universal vision of life.

One of the major themes is the power of women and the female spirit across cultures.

The book has twelve chapters, each with three to five cantos, more than forty throughout. To suggest the scope of the book, it is set partly on the moon and in Australia, India, Cambodia, Burma, Tibet, China, Japan, Africa, France, England, Russia, the Middle East, Central and South America.

REVIEWS

“A remarkable poem by a uniquely inspired poet, taking us out of time into a new and unspoken consciousness…” —Kevin McGrath, South Asian Studies, Harvard University, author on the Mahabharata.

“A great epic poem of startling originality and universal significance, in every way partaking of the nature of world literature.” —Hans Ruprecht, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, author on Goethe, Borges, etc.

Frederick Glaysher. Photo by ML Liebler. March 22, 2018

“Mr. Glaysher has written an epic poem of major importance… Truly a major accomplishment and contribution to American Letters.” —ML Liebler, Poet, Department of English, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

“Very readable and intriguingly enjoyable. A masterpiece that will stand the test of time.” Poetry Cornwall, No. 36, England, UK

“Glaysher is really an epic poet and this is an epic poem! Glaysher has written a masterpiece… I strongly recommend his poem.” —The Society of Classical Poets

“And a fine major work it is.” —Arthur McMaster, Department of English, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, in Poets’ Quarterly

“So well written. It’s almost like a stepping stone into all this world lit that people might otherwise never touch.” —Kerrytown BookFest, Ann Arbor, Michigan

“I am in awe of the brilliance of this book! Food for the soul, and answers to humanity’s most pressing problems, right where they belong, in the epic poetry of all the teachers, magicians, prophets, shamans, and poets of all time… Everyone must read this book, especially if you enjoy literature, wisdom, and philosophy.” —Anodea Judith, Novato, California, author of The Global Heart Awakens

YouTube Playlist – Epic Poetry Readings and Workshop. Copyright (c) 2012-2018 Frederick Glaysher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCc3DkVy5vA&index=1&list=PL21F9D6C4DA6FE818

Frederick Glaysher

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Reading at East Side Poetry Series

Epic Poetry Reading from The Parliament of Poets: An Epic Poem, at the beginning of this video…

In the East Side Poetry Series. Hosted by Aubri K. Adkins. (now East Side Reading Series)
Detroit, Michigan. October 21, 2017.

At Coffee & (_____). East Jefferson Avenue and Chalmers Drive.

Recorded and upload to Facebook by Writer Bush. Requires Facebook account and login to view:

https://www.facebook.com/Writer.l.Bush/videos/1432271490143669/

I also read at the MUSINGS Series in Detroit twice in February and March 2018, though unrecorded.

Frederick Glaysher

 

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