The careful butchery of Queen Cynethryth of the Mercians

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The careful butchery of Queen Cynethryth of the Mercians

Friday 26 October 2018, 6–9pm V22 Silvertown Studios

Pulling together over two years of research, The careful butchery of Queen Cynethryth of the Mercians will use the knowledge-making machine and carnival float fals tru luvvers a’shore an H’agiographic dysphonia to stage an overview of Gent's ongoing efforts to rehistoricise the maligned queen's biography. Drawing upon amateur dramatics, fan fiction, revisionist message-boards, English folk song, boxset historical drama, the logics of carnival, tabletop gaming culture and self-publishing, the performance will present pre-received knowledge about Cynethryth alongside tales more recently generated or excavated.

 

Carl Gent

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V22 Silvertown Studios

Newham
London
E16 2GL

DLR: Pontoon Dock 
Bus: 474

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