39 – Peter Sutton on Piers Plowman

Piers PlowmanBurgage Hall

Piers Plowman is a disturbing and humorous commentary on corruption and greed that is still topical centuries later.

Peter Sutton’s translation from the original Middle English preserves the energy, imagery and style of the original. Peter is both a brilliant academic and a superb actor. In the first part of the programme, he read selected passages, playing over 50 different parts, interspersed with some period music, in a wonderfully entertaining and enjoyable performance.

In the second half, he gave an introduction to Langland’s life, literary style and historical background, and will answer questions.