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Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., to be performed at Holy Cross

November 16th, 1998 by 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Actor and director Nick Weber will present the works of poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J., in a program entitled “Earth, Sweet Earth,” on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m., in The Pit (O’Kane Hall, Room 37) at Holy Cross.  The program is free and open to the public.

The performance will highlight Hopkins’ intense concern for nature, our union with it and our responsibility for it.

Weber holds a master’s degree in theater arts from San Francisco State University, and a master’s degree in sacred theology from Santa Clara University.  In 1967, he founded the Council Players of San José, Calif., which produced the long popular Royal Lichenstein Circus until 1993.

Hopkins, an English poet, is considered to be one of the most influential Victorian writers.  Although his work was not published in collected form until 1918, it has influenced many leading 20th-century poets.

The event is co-sponsored by the English Department, the Dean’s Office, the William H.P. Jenks Chair, Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Center for Interdisciplinary and Special Studies.

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