The Dolphin's Back
in association with Globe Education
A Public Evening of Poetry and Music
& JOHN DANYEL
Royal College of Music
5.30pm Thursday 10 September 2015
With actors Bella Heesom & Alan Cox
directed by James Wallace
with musicians Roberta Diamond, Hugo Hymas
& concert leader Sam Brown
Producers - John Pitcher and Yasmin Arshad
Samuel Daniel (1562-1619) was a poet, playwright, and historian.
He first found fame in 1592 with his sonnet cycle Delia. He had been taught to write verse by The Countess of Pembroke, and two years later he wrote his Tragedy of Cleopatra, influencing Shakespeare's later play.
In 1603 he became Master of the Queen's Revels, writing the first of the Jacobean Court masques, defining the genre, and in whose footsteps Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones were to follow.
His brother, John Danyel, ranks among the best Elizabethan composers, and wrote songs and lute pieces as beautiful as Dowland's finest compositions.
This was the first time the Daniel brothers’ work had been looked at collaboratively and performed live together.
This event was part of
Samuel Daniel, Poet and Historian
UCL’s Centre for Early Modern Exchanges
The English Faculty at Oxford University
St John's College Oxford
The Royal College of Music