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The Animated Blake

Intro The busy bee has no time for sorrow. --William Blake Acts The hours of folly are measur'd by the clock, but of time: no clock can measure. --William Blake Synopsis All wholsom food is caught without a net or a trap. --William Blake ScreenSaviour Bring out number weight & measure in a year of dearth. --William Blake T No bird soars too high. if he soars with his own wings. F.A.Q. A dead body revenges not injuries. --William Blake Reviews The most sublime act is to set another before you. --William Blake Credits

Blake Acts

Several individual acts from The Animated Blake are particularly suited to being performed separately in other contexts.

Tyger Tyger

Blake's most famous poem, set to music by Jah Wobble, is illustrated by glow-ball juggling patterns shining in the night. The capstone of the show, and a true crowd-pleaser.

A Poison Tree

This routine is a completely new take on the old eat-the-apple standard juggling trick. Jealousy leads to a ruinous end. William Blake's poem is set to dramatically powerful music by Mike Westbrook.

The Everlasting Gospel

A rant by Blake against the established church concerning the true nature of Jesus's gospel. Preached by James Jay while he swings smoking incense burners. Not for all audiences, but a great number for open-minded urban art-house crowds.

Love and Harmony

This poem and several others like it, showing the sweet side of William Blake, are great for weddings and other joyful occaisions.

 BLAKE Intro, Acts, Synopsis, ScreenSaviour, T, F.A.Q., Reviews, Credits

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