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The Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam at Bruce’s Garden

Because a brilliant mathematician and astronomer who lived in Persia in the twelfth century rebelled against the bigotry and fanaticism around him and sought escape in the pleasures of poetry and philosophy, we have him to thank for one of the most delightful, provocative and widely quoted poems in literature.  Soliloquist J.A. Reynolds displays an astonishing ability to bring to life the atmosphere of the Middle East cafe. His dramatic interpretation of The Rubaiyat gives another dimension to this masterpiece of world literature.