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    Bloody Poetry

    Howard Brenton's play about the great 19th-century Romantic poets Lord Byron and Percy Shelley and their free-living, free-loving lifestyles that shocked the world around them. "Bloody Poetry" transports the audience to a time when poets enjoyed the popularity and notoriety of rock stars. Shelley, a neurotic vegetarian visionary, dreamed of changing society with his verse, and believed that love could cure the ills of the world. Byron, the brat aristocratic rebel, was "mad, bac, and dangerous to know," in the words of one of his many jilted lovers, and had a gift for infamy. Intimate friends, they shocked the Romantic Age with their passionate free-living, free-loving atheism and incest. Along the way, while breaking rules and breaking hearts, they inspired each other to create some of the greatest poetry the world has ever known. "Bloody Poetry" is the captivating story of their classic Romantic quest for a modern utopia.

    Dates:  Oct. 10, 2001 - Oct. 28, 2001
    Previews start: Oct. 6, 2001
    Schedule:  Sun. 3 p.m., Mon. 7 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 8 p.m.
    Venue:  Connelly Theater, 220 East 4th St. between Ave. A and B
    Price:  $19, std/sen $12, prev $10
    Official site:  http://www.synapseproductions.org
    Tickets/info:  (212) 206-1515


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