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Bewnans Peran

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Bewnans Peran

Bewnans Peran

A Play for Perrantide
by Alan M. Kent

Paperback 40 pages
ISBN 978 1 903427 78 1

Bewnans Peran [The Life of St Piran] celebrates the life and deeds of the patron saint of Cornwall, Saint Piran. Conceived by the award-winning playwright Alan M. Kent, the drama draws on legendary sources and vitae, combining traditional storytelling with contemporary dramaturgy. Commissioned as a promenade piece for the annual St Piran’s Day pilgrimage across the  towans at Perranporth, the play is adaptable to other locations. Explaining Piran’s arrival in Cornwall, his discovery of tin and association with King Arthur, this play for Perrantide offers a powerful twenty-first century retelling of the life of the saint.

Alan M. Kent was born in St Austell, Cornwall, in 1967. He is

The editor, Alan M. Kent, was born in Cornwall in 1967. He is a Lecturer in Literature at the Open University and a  a prize-winning poet, novelist and dramatist and author and editor of a number of works on Cornish and Anglo-Cornish literature, including Looking at the Mermaid, a Reader in Cornish Literature 900–1900, two anthologies of Anglo-Cornish poetry, Voices from West Barbary and The Dreamt Sea, and an acclaimed translation of the Cornish Mystery play cycle, The Ordinalia

Among his recent publications are Celtic Cornwall: Nation, Tradition, Invention (2012), Voog's Ocean (2012). His Literature of Cornwall: Continuity, Identity. Difference 1000-2000 (2000) and The Theatre of Cornwall; Space, Place, Performance (2010) are standard reference works on Cornish literature and theatre.

> See details of Alan M. Kent's play The Tin Violin

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> See details of Alan M. Kent's book Charles Causley Theatre Works

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 27 February, 2014.
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