The Stanley K. Freiberg Project
By naomi simpson
The Stanley K. Freiberg ProjectJan 21, 2021
Destruction of the Petworth Dam
Winter Rain chapter 1
Winter Rain chapter 2
Winter Rain Chapter 3
Winter Rain Chapter 4
Winter Rain Chapter 5
Houses of Holbein
Read by Iris MacGregor Bannerman
Dr. Iris studied theatre and drama at the Rose Bruford College for Speech and Drama, in London, England. Upon leaving College, she joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon. A veteran performer with numerous roles on stage, film, television and radio, Iris then joined the National Theatre School in Montreal in 1971 as the Head of Voice and Speech. She then went on to become the Director of the Acting Program at Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto where she wrote the highly acclaimed curriculum for the four year Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. She obtained her Ph. D. from the University of Toronto in 1995.
Since moving west, Iris has taught with the Canadian College of Performing Arts in Victoria, Cucumber Satellite, Lyric School of Acting and now with John Cassini at Railtown. Iris has been an integral part in developing outstanding professional actors. Her book on voice entitled "Think, Breathe, Speak" is highly sought after.
From Native Wonder
Prelude to Anaho of the Southstars
A Fish Tale
where the Lady saw this very special fish-eye- filling guy go glittering by."
Harbour of No Graves
Harbour of No Graves - Recollections of La Manche, Newfoundland read by actress Kassianni Austin.
"My ghost, high-timbered in the trees, is fleeing from the hill to meet me." - La Manche, read by Victoria actress Kassianni Austin.
Holes in the Sky
Holes in the Sky: Stories of Discovery told in verse. Books available. Send us an email email@example.com and we would be happy to send you one for the price of postage. while supplies last.
Preface to the Banquet of Dominion
Preface to the Banquet of Dominion: a literary, historic, scientific exploration of civilization's unblemished bond with savagery.
"We'll have a kind of Irish Wake" - Elegy; read by the author Stanley K. Freiberg.
Meeting at Aix-en Provence
S.K. Freiberg "To Goya" Ariel International, April 1987 - recorded at Victoria Canada October 2019
Composer Freiberg recites the lyric for one of his 24 varied author tone poems which premiered at the Victoria Conservatory of Music.
The Higher Innocence
Read by Julian Cervello
Stone Man of Trout Harbour
The Stone Man of Trout Harbour is an unpublished poem by Stanley K. Freiberg read by Naomi Simpson.
Dinosaur Man from The Dignity of Dust Read by Julian Cervello.
To Dostoyevsky at the Moscow Museum
But in the museum are your toys -
a few coloured blocks,
and a soldier,
arranged on a brilliant torn rug
where your black horse still prances.
My Other Heart
Written by Stanley K. Freiberg in the Spring of 2019 and recorded in Victoria BC in September 2019. Read by the author.
"Want a boat? Want to cross? " - Yes! Read by the author
The Introduction to the Hidden City
The Hidden City is a book length historical epic poem of Peru.
Julian Cervello, director and ingenious adapter for the staged presentation of S.K. Freiberg's epic poem of the Inca Empire "from founding myth to echo" reads the Hidden City's astronomer seeing signs of the final conquest of the realm by Spanish invaders.
Girl at Trout River
Read by Amanda Lisman
The Paracas, who inhabited coastal Peru over 2,000 years ago. excelled in the weaving of textiles. Their dead were wrapped in dramatically designed funeral shrouds and buried in desert tombs. SKF
read by Amanda Lisman
The Baskets of Baghdad
Brian Linds reads Pat Fling from The Dignity of Dust.
Cat and Mouse
Iris MacGregor Bannerman reads this delightful children's poem from Holes in the Sky.
Set in Karachi, Pakistan and read by Celine Richmond.
The Whale part 1 and 2
Read by Iris MacGregor Bannerman.
Flight Into Egypt
Flight into Egypt was first printed in Christian Century Magazine (Chicago).
Read by Brian Linds
In the days when the Grand Banks were crowded with fish, Newfoundland
youngsters earned money and admiration by cutting cod tongues as hauls
were landed, weighed, and swiftly transported from the harbour stages.
Read by Brian Linds
Swan Lake at the Bolshoi
Dedicated to Ballerina Nina Semirzorova, May 1, 1985, Moscow. Swan Lake at the Bolshoi; Words and Music by S.K. Freiberg arranged by Zachary Power and Elisabeth Wagner, read by celebrated actress Amanda Lisman.
Read by Stanley K. Freiberg
The Building of the Wall
The Building of the Wall was published in Nightmare Tales by Borealis Press Limited in 1980. Read by Naomi Simpson.
Fundy Tide: Dalhousie Review, Summer 1987
To Goya. Castres, 1980: Ariel, April 1987
The Road to Wyandot
The Road to Wyandot from Holes in the Sky: Stories of Discovery is read by Scrumpy Theatre Founder and director Julian Cervello.
The Houses of François
Fjord houses settled on high cliffs surround Newfoundland’s remote southeastern coast harbour. Read by actress Naomi Simpson.
Hiram Hiller's Medicine Show
From 2004's On Gravel Roads: Tales From Early Ontario, Hiram Hiller's Medicine Show is performed and recorded by Brian Linds with post audio by Graeme L. Mick.
The Burning of the Tree
Theatre Inconnu's Artistic Director and renowned actor Clayton Jevne reads The Burning of the Tree from On Gravel Roads.
Preface to Jahanara
The preface to this five act drama of the Mogul Empire from 1631 -168I, Jahanara, Daughter of the Taj Mahal, read by author Stanley K. Freiberg, contrasts the dynasty's rampant dedication to conquest with the practice of peace fostered by Jahanara and Dara, the first born children of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. The work, researched within the framework of authentic history, unveils Jahanara’s little known life-long humane endeavours benevolence, and legacy of love. It is housed in Special Collections at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
Fable and Fact
Trump, Edith Hamilton, William Blake, and Wordsworth:
Written and recorded in the Spring of 2018, this essay explores current world events through scholastic comparison with both Classical Mythology and Romantic English Literature.
The Four Madonnas
First published in 1983 in Queen's Quarterly.
SUMMER: A Four-fold poem of Poland
Part One: Auschwitz; June 5, 1986 - read by Brian Linds
Part Two: The Salt Mines of Wieliczka; June 11, 1986 - read by Iris McGregor Bannerman
Part Three: The Paulite Monastery, Jasna Gora; June 4, 1986 - read by Julian Cervello
Part Four: The Art Gallery of Wladyslau Hasior, Zakopane; June 15, 1986 - read by Naomi Simpson