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  • Location: London

The Whispering Muse

The Whispering Muse

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  • ISBN: 978-1526627186
  • Genre: Folklore, Gothic

What you need to know before your trail

It is said that the lead actress Lilith has made a pact with Melpomene, the tragic muse of Greek mythology, to become the greatest actress to ever grace the stage. Suspicious of Lilith, the jealous wife of the theatre owner sends dresser Jenny to spy on her, and desperate for the money to help her family, Jenny agrees.

What Jenny finds is a woman as astonishing in her performance as she is provocative in nature. On stage, it’s as though Lilith is possessed by the characters she plays, yet off stage she is as tragic as the Muse who inspires her, and Jenny, sorry for her, befriends the troubled actress. But when strange events begin to take place around the theatre, Jenny wonders if the rumours are true, and fears that when the Muse comes calling for payment, the cost will be too high.

Travel Guide

London and the world of theatre

In Greek mythology, Melpomene , initially the muse of chorus, eventually became the muse of tragedy, and that’s how she is now best known.

Her name is derived from the Greek verb melpô or melpomai meaning “to celebrate with dance and song.

Melpomene is the daughter of Zeus and Mnemosyne. Her sisters include Calliope (muse of epic poetry), Clio (muse of history), Euterpe (muse of lyrical poetry), Terpsichore (muse of dancing), Erato (muse of erotic poetry), Thalia (muse of comedy), Polyhymnia (muse of hymns), and Urania (muse of astronomy).

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Destination:  London   Author/guide: Laura Purcell Departure Time: gothic o’clock

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