I was thrilled to receive the following comment this morning on this post:
“I was very excited to read your blog about the Jane Burden plaque. My musical, POSSESSED, about Jane Burden’s relationship with Morris and Rossetti is being showcased at the Oxford Playhouse in 2008.”
I followed the link to the POSSESSED site and am both impressed and excited about this project. What an inspired idea! The life of Jane Burden Morris as a musical? I love it.
From their website:
POSSESSED is a musical about the passionate love affair between Jane Burden, wife of the Arts and Crafts designer William Morris (Topsy), and the Pre-Raphaelite artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti (Gabriel).
The musical focuses both visually and emotionally on the way life reflects art and vice versa. Throughout the musical a series of stained glass windows, based on the story of Tristan and Isolde are being created by the artists on stage – actors pose for them, paint them and discuss them. Not only are they producing art based on the story of Tristan and Isolde but this story also anticipates and influences what happens on stage.
How wonderful that Possessed will be showcased at the Oxford Playhouse in 2008. Their site also has a blog, and I will be linking to it in my blogroll. I’d love to be able to keep you posted with news and updates regarding the production.