The idea itself — making a 45-stanza poem about the poet’s lost love into a drama — is ambitious at best. The alchemy required to render Paul Muldoon’s elegiac poem Incantata into a theatre piece, and then hang it on the albeit broad shoulders of a single actor, Stanley Townsend, might be a bridge too far. And to tell you the truth, I’m not sure it isn’t.
Irish Repertory Theatre countinues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with Paul Muldoon's Incantata, directed by Sam Yates and starring Stanley Townsend.
(Photos by Carol Rosegg)
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When love ends with loss, can beauty come from grief? Can death reaffirm life through art? A beautiful one-man show, an elegy to life, love and loss, Incantata tells the story of a man celebrating and remembering a great love affair.