Mathilde Gomas

Life's but a walking shadow

Songs to the lyra viol

50 minutes or
80 minutes with intermission
1 voice – 1 viol

“Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player, that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, Signifying nothing.”
William Shakespeare in Macbeth, (V, 5), 1606

Inspired by this dramatic quote of Shakespeare, Mallory tells the story of a life that passes by - birth, youth, love, disillusionment... A poetic and musical immersion in the golden age of Elizabethan England in the company of Dowland, Corkine, Jones, Hume and Ferrabosco.

Image: The Rainbow portrait of Queen Elizabeth I