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THE SUN AND THE MOON

Written by Mark Wilson

In 1209, Pope Innocent III met with an itinerant friar from Assisi. History has called Innocent the most politically powerful and ruthless of the medieval popes; the friar, later Saint Francis of Assisi, is considered by historians to be perhaps the only person to have ever actually lived by the words of Jesus. Using this historical meeting as a starting point, Mark Wilson (Unsex MeAnti-Hamlet) weaves fact and legend, hagiography and satire to paint a portrait of two very different religious figures, and ask questions about the role of religion in the world today.

An early draft of The Sun and the Moon was read as part of New Working Group's Kiln residency at Arts Centre Melbourne.