Desire and Pursuit Angel: Take This Body/Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice/Tadzio Speaks: Death in Venice revisited



Three one-man plays about beauty, faith and obsession.

Angel: Take This Body - A priest devotes his life to God fights daily against the temptations of the flesh. Now he must confront the man - or angel - or demon - who haunts him. What happens to a man when he devotes his life to celibacy? Can he control his desires or do they control him? What must he do to destroy the passions that threaten his soul? Now We Are Pope: Frederick Rolfe in Venice - Eccentric writer Frederick Rolfe (1860-1913) rejoices in exile and the companionship of the gondoliers of Venice. Cantankerous, alone in his room, he relives his most famous novel, Hadrian VII, in which an Englishman denied the priesthood for most his life is suddenly elected Pope. Tadzio Speaks... Death in Venice revisited - In Thomas Mann's classic story, the writer von Aschenbach becomes increasingly obsessed with the beautiful Tadzio. Did the youth welcome or fear the writer's gaze? What impact did their encounter have on him? Decades later, Tadzio looks back at that fateful summer.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This event takes place at Venue 36, TheSpace on North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD