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"Tales of the Francois Vase," a dramatic reading with Julia Older

Thursday November 15th, 7 p.m.

A dramatic reading of the radio-play portion of the book, chosen by The Radio Works of NY (Best Independently Produced Program).

Julia Older's obsession with the famous Francois Vase led to both the radio play and the book-length poem. The dramatic 25-century journey of the vase winds through a subterranean inferno of greed, passion, and terror. Twice it was smashed into 600-plus pieces, came unglued, and was puzzled together, each time with a piece missing. A third time during the 1966 Florence Flood a scientist intentionally broke the vase. He restored it with the missing piece, and at last it was whole. Older's book offers readers the entire fascinating story. The poem is illustrated with the vase figures from The Iliad and the book includes a backstory with Older's original translations of her research.

 A CD of the radio-play production is included with the book, making this a delightful read-while-you-listen publication suitible for all age ranges - from teens to seniors! Poetry and plays are meant to be heard and performed! 

Tales of the Francois Vase

author/poet Julia Older

Event date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
27 S Main St
03301 Concord
us
$20.00
ISBN: 9780984592128
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hobblebush Books - April 15th, 2012

Poetry. Book + CD. Julia Older's obsession with the famous Francois Vase led to both the radio play and the book-length poem. The dramatic 25-century journey of the vase winds through a subterranean inferno of greed, passion, and terror. Twice it was smashed into 600-plus pieces, came unglued, and was puzzled together, each time with a piece missing.


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