The Muse – Video

Here’s a first glimpse at The Muse, Miss Dorothy Dene, as remembered by Mrs Emilie Barrington. I composed the score arranged from and inspired by work by Pauline Viardot.

The last few tickets for The Muse at Leighton House are available now at eventbrite.

Palimpsest present a world premiere of The Muse at Leighton House Museum in March 2015. Exploring the relationship between Lord Leighton and his model, muse and confidante, Dorothy Dene, The Muse fuses theatre, film and online elements. The play begins with a drinks soirée ranging through the glorious salons of Leighton’s palace of art and culminates in the artist’s studio where Dorothy posed nude in 1886.

Beauty. Nudity. Ambition. The rise and fall of fame.

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