Recitation from Memory of T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
Thursday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm
John Farrell memorized T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets –all eight hundred and ninety-one lines of it– in 2011 and now recites this poetic masterwork from memory. The performance, which lasts one hour and twenty minutes without intermission, affords the audience the opportunity to immerse themselves in Eliot’s language for a truly unique, meditative experience.
With special guest Carl Dimow, playing the flute interludes he composed for the recitation.
The performance is free and open to all.
FST is currently scheduling additional dates for a performing tour to Maine Libraries in 2018, with dates already scheduled in Waldo, Hancock, York, Lincoln & Cumberland counties. Librarians from around the state received a sneak preview when Farrell recited Little Gidding, one of Eliot’s Four Quartets, at the Annual Maine Librarians Association Conference.
The tour of Four Quartets is generously supported with support from private foundations as well as a Maine Theater Fund Grant from the Maine Community Foundation, in addition to an Arts & Humanities Grant awarded this summer by the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additional dates are available and we encourage interested libraries to call us at 207-865-6355.