At the Hawk's Well
    By W. B. Yeats

    19:00, Thu 6th July 2017 at Lee Hall, Wolfson College
    Summer Vacation

    Yeats' precisely constructed verse drama recounts an episode in the life of the young Cuchulain. The Irish hero has arrived at a well that grants its drinkers immortality. An old man there has been waiting to drink from the well, which is watched over by a priestess who can take the form of a hawk, for decades with no success. The sections of dance, dialogue, and stylised movement that follow draw on the Japanese noh drama for inspiration, in the creation of a ceremonious and otherworldly work.


    Young Man
    Old Man
    The Guardian of the Well

    Production Team

    Dramaturge –