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Talks

The Romantics in Parody: 'An everyday story of towering genuis'

Dove Cottage & Garden

20 February 2018
2.00 - 3.00pm

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We are very privileged to be able to use the houseplace of Dove Cottage as the Wordsworth family did – as a place to share a cup of tea and slices of toast together, accompanied by lively conversation and an opportunity to learn something new. There are twelve Dove Cottage Tuesdays talks this winter, six in December and six in February, and each discussion will be led by Wordsworth Trust staff on a topic of their choice. This afternoon Education Officer Catherine Kay will be taking a look at some of the fictional respresentations of the Romantics.

'An everyday story of towering genius' is the subtitle of the 1980s BBC radio programme The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere featuring, alongside William and Dorothy Wordsmith, characters such as Samuel Taylor Cholericke, Lord Biro and Percy Jelley.  Join Catherine as she looks at this and other parodies of the Romantic poets, ranging from the affectionate and gently irreverent to the, perhaps, outrageous and even downright malicious.

Cost: £7 (including tea and toast)

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