Body 115

Today is the anniversary of the death of my namesake, Jan Palach, a student of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague who set himself on fire in Wenceslas Square in 1969… it is perhaps a poignant occasion to announce a project, an ‘explicit homage to Dante’s Divine Comedy’, a poem of ashes and flames and rain and remains: Body 115

Find more information (including audio and video extracts) and details of how to book tickets on the website.

Directed by Justin Butcher (Speaking Dante, Scaramouche Jones) with sound design by Jack Arnold a special London preview will take place 28 February at the Old Operating Theatre.

I first worked with award winning actor, director and writerJustin Butcher on ‘Speaking Dante’, a 24 hour live reading of the entire Divine Comedy and was part of a cast that included Helen Mirren and Ralph Fiennes. This event can be viewed on demand from Stream Theatre.

Published by Jan Noble

poet |ˈpōət; ˈpōit|

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