The Play of Daniel: a Twelfth-Century Music-Drama
June 21, 2013
The critically-acclaimed production of Ludus Danielis commissioned and presented by The Cloisters in 2008 was originally written in Beauvais, France, in the twelfth century to celebrate the Feast of Fools. Performing in full costume and sung in Latin, this moving drama incorporates lively music on medieval instruments and dance to tell the story of the prophet Daniel interpreting the handwriting on the wall and his miraculous delivery from the lion's den.
“…charming production of this austerely beautiful work…” The New York Times