A Rose by Any Other Name

Compiled and devised by Sheana Carrington and Sonia Morris
An anthology performed at

Mottisfont Abbey (Rose Garden / Music Room)


7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, & 21st June 1996
with Gala Night on Saturday 22nd June

Also possibly on Sunday 23rd?

For the Maskers
Readers: Ken Spencer,   Mollie Manns,   Julie Baker,   Sheana Carrington,   Ben O'Donohoe,   David Pike,   Frances Apsey
Musicians: Belinda Drew,   Michael Patterson
Singers: Julie Baker,   Ben O'Donohoe,   David Jupp
Together with The Romsey Chamber Singers
Directed by Sonia Morris
Technical Director Ron Tillyer

For your further delight - A TUDOR RECIPE


Take Roses at your pleasure, put them to a boyle in faire water, having regard to the quantity; for if you have many Roses you may take more water, if fewer, the lesse water will serve: the which you shall boyle at the least three or foure houres, even as you would boile a piece of meate, untill in the eating they be very tender, at which time, the Roses will lose their colour, that you would thinke your labour lost, and the thing spoiled. But proceed for though the Roses have lost their colour, the water hath gotten the tincture thereof; then shall you adde unto one pound of Roses, four pound of fine sugar in pure pouder, and so according to the rest of the Roses. Thus shall you let them bolye gently after the sugar is put therto; continually stirring it with a woodden Spatula untill it be cold, whereof one pound weight is worth sex pound of the crude or raw conserve, as well for the vertues and goodnesse in taste, as also for the beautifull colour.

Grateful acknowledgement is due to the following authors:
Gertrude Stein Harry Wheatcroft
William Shakespeare John Keats
H.L.V. Fletcher Dorothy Parker
R.L. Stevenson Lewis Carroll
William Paul Brian Patten
Nicholas Culpeper Flora Thompson
Sappho of Lesbos(C.600 B.C.) E. Dowson
Vita Sackville-West Miss Read
Ausonius (C.380 A.D.) Graham Stewart-Thomas
The Countryman's Recreation (1654) Austin Dobson
The Art of Coarse Gardening S. Hughes
and Anon!  


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