Talk: Charles Jennens, The Man Behind 'Messiah'
Sun Dec 2 2012
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Time Out says
Fri Nov 16 2012
In the first event to accompany the new exhibition, Curator Dr Ruth Smith reveals the many facets of Charles Jennens. Librettist of some of Handel's greatest oratorios, he was also a pioneering Shakespeare editor, creator of a magnificent Palladian mansion, a generous benefactor and friend, and a complex personality.
Extracts from Jennens's letters are read by Oliver Soden.