Mark R. Bannister
Orchestral & Instrumental
for Film, TV & Theatre
were only two people in the room that evening;
and both of us
are now dead."
In Extremis, by Neil Barlett, is a
short dramatic piece studying the encounter Oscar Wilde had with a
palm reader one week before the well-publicised trial that would
cost him his reputation, his liberty, his home, his family and
eventually his life. The piece examines destiny, how one faces
ones own destiny, and questions whether there is any escape.
The production was directed
by Rodney Figaro for the Richmond Shakespeare Society.
The composition, aptly named In
The Face Of Destiny, is a short musical vignette for clarinet
and string quartet.
In The Face
Of Destiny (MP3 - 1 min 13 secs - 0.58 Mb)