Divine Vision: William Blake in Felpham

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Charlton, J. 2023. Divine Vision: William Blake in Felpham. London, UK TSL Publications.
TypeAuthored Book
TitleDivine Vision: William Blake in Felpham
AuthorsCharlton, J.
Abstract

London, 1800. Things aren’t going too well for William Blake. He lacks work, his wife worries over the bills, he’s seeing visions of the Apocalypse, and his planned epic poem on the divine remains unwritten. When Blake gets an offer from famous poet William Hayley to leave London and settle in a cottage at the seaside village of Felpham, he jumps at the chance. In Felpham, things don’t quite work out the way Blake had them planned…
What ensues involves talent wasted, offences to the local gentry, an argument with a drunken soldier, a trial for sedition, and a visionary meeting with the Lamb of God in an English cottage garden. “And did those feet…” indeed!
Divine Vision is the first stage play to explore William Blake’s only period of living outside London, and the events leading to his writing the poem which we now know as the iconic hymn “Jerusalem”.

Keywordsdrama; William Blake; biography; romantic poets; contemporary British drama; Christian anarchism; spiritual drama
Sustainable Development Goals10 Reduced inequalities
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
ISBN
Paperback978-1-915660-70-1
PublisherTSL Publications
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Copyright Year2023
Publication dates
Print14 Nov 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted02 Sep 2022
Deposited27 Nov 2023
Output statusPublished
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All rights reserved (under embargo)
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Copyright © 2023 James Martin Charlton

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Includes an introduction by the author.

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