Marianne takes part in Plymouth University’s big read of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner her reading is No’ 15 ‘I fear thee, ancient Mariner!’
Famous faces from stage, screen and music have each read sections of the poem, transforming an 18th century classic for a 21st century audience. Released online each day, the website of the Ancient Mariner Big Read The project was curated by The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth – has been visited more than 1.5 million times by people as far flung as the UK, United States, Australia and New Zealand.
The 40 readings have now been combined into one symphonic piece, giving existing and new fans the chance to enjoy a unique 40-minute rendition of a 200-year-old literary masterpiece.
The project has been curated by author Philip Hoare, artist Angela Cockayne and Dr Sarah Chapman.