16 September, 2020
Stile Antico releases Mayflower film
Stile Antico is thrilled to announce the release of The Journey of the Mayflower, a film marking the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrims from Plymouth on 16th September 1620.
This hour-long performance breathes life into the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower crew. The drama is woven around extracts from ‘Of Plimouth Plantation’, the diary of William Bradford. Our script, written for the group by dramatist Katharine Armitage, also gives voice to other characters whose exact words do not survive, seeking to shine a light on other aspects of this important and complex story – including the consequences for the native Wampanoag tribe of the Pilgrims’ arrival. Interspersed with the spoken text are full-length performances of some of the finest vocal music of the time. Musical gems by William Byrd, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Tomkins, and others, bring this extraordinary tale to life with passion and immediacy.
For more information, please visit our dedicated Mayflower page.