Thou Mastering Me

September 13 – 17, 1985
Performance Art

About the Program

Words of Gerard Manley Hopkins as performed by Alan Young. Hopkins in his art, as in his life, was an eccentric, restless in any of the worlds he inhabited: priest, scholar, poet, Victorian. Intensity and passion inform his work. His life seems superficially mild, but - "mind has mountains; cliffs of fall Frightful, sheer, no-man-fathomed. Hold them cheap May who ne'er hung there." We live in a time that patronizes spirituality, but for Hopkins the search was real. He looked into himself beyond flesh, with honesty and courage. Experience and celebrate the power of his words to astonish.


1985.0913 FRIa

Part of the series

Fringe Festival


grunt gallery (first location)
209 E. 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V5T 1J8
Unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ/selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations
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