A Robinson Crusoe of the Soul

Theatre (horror, musical theatre)

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Horror writer Arthur Machen journeys from rural Wales to the suburbs of late Victorian London, reflecting on the intangibility of things. Meanwhile, a lecture on the history of Arthur’s homeland, beginning with the formation of the Earth, begins to unravel. Arthur considers the Roman settlement buried beneath the soil of his tiny Welsh village and wonders what mysteries lie below the empire’s great capital. Narrative and diverse sound sources illustrate Arthur’s quest to cross the borders of time and space to discover hidden realities beyond the veil of the everyday world.

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