The Catholic Tradition Podcast: 154 – To Muck We Shall Go back


Feb 27, 2023

Jane Clark Scharl discusses her play Sonnez les
, by which a tender Ignatius of Loyola, Jean Calvin, and
Francois Rabelais, in combination in 1520s Paris, in finding themselves
implicated in a homicide.

Writer’s description (from Wiseblood Books):

One Mardi Gras evening in 1520s Paris, school scholars Jean
Calvin (founding father of Calvinism and autocratic ruler of Geneva),
Ignatius of Loyola (founding father of the Counter-Reformation Catholic
spiritual order, the Jesuits), and their bawdy buddy Francois
Rabelais (the humanist novelist) in finding themselves blended up in a
grotesque homicide—and any one among them may well be in charge. The following
investigation sparks a fight of wits and guns, plunging them
into questions of justice and mercy, grace and sin, innocence,
guilt, love, and contempt. Ahead of the bells ring within the get started of
Lent, they should confront the darkest portions in their souls and in finding
the braveness to pursue fact in a global that turns out intent on
obscuring it. 

Sonnez Les Matines imagines what would possibly have came about if
those 3 good, unstable males needed to put their convictions to
the take a look at whilst navigating a brutal crime and their very own involvement
in it. When left to his personal gadgets, every persona speaks in his
personal verse shape, giving the play the sensation of a fierce sparring
fit between masters. Calvin’s clean verse toys with melancholy as he
wrestles with doubts concerning the goodness of God and the likelihood
of freedom; Ignatius instructions eventualities in clipped iambic
tetrameter, revealing his background as a disciplined soldier,
whilst his pastime for order displays thru in common alliteration;
and Rabelais dances round with iambic rhyming couplets, cracking
profane, bawdy jokes that hastily turn into profound meditations
at the mysteries of God, advent, and beauty.


Tickets for March Eighth efficiency of the play in NYC

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“The Dream of the Rood: A New Translation” via
Tessa Carman and J.C. Scharl

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