|20170426||Glenda Jackson stars in a contemporary version of John Donne's unfinished poem.|
THE PROGRESS OF THE SOUL OF LIZZIE CALVIN
In poet John Donne's great unfinished work of the same name , he plays with the ancient idea of the transmigration of souls, that a spirit might be reincarnated in many different lives. For contemporary poet Michael Symmons Roberts, the idea of making a new 'Progress of the Soul' has long been an ambition. Both poets have serious fun with this idea, imagining a soul passing, dissatisfied with each successive form of life, through a fantastical range of insects, plants, fish, animals and on, trying to reach its ultimate fulfilment as a human being.
Written by Michael Symmons Roberts