Actor and musician Johnny Flynn (Stardust, Netflix' Lovesick) joins me to talk about his spark, William Butler Yeates’ poem The Song Of Wandering Aengus.  

We dive into Johnny’s personal connection to the poem, which stems from a variety of sources, including seeing his friend Jez Butterworth’s play The River which opens with this poem and his childhood wanderings through the natural world. But we also dig into broader concepts, like the influence of ancient folklore on modern art and the notion that there are no new ideas.

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Johnny Flynn

The Song Of Wandering Aengus

Evelyn "Champagne" King

The Spark Parade

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Johnny Flynn's Spark Is The Song Of Wandering Aengus: Ancient Threads In Modern Cloth

MAY 26, 202131 MIN
The Spark Parade

Johnny Flynn's Spark Is The Song Of Wandering Aengus: Ancient Threads In Modern Cloth

MAY 26, 202131 MIN

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Actor and musician Johnny Flynn (Stardust, Netflix' Lovesick) joins me to talk about his spark, William Butler Yates’ poem The Song Of Wandering Aengus.  

 

We dive into Johnny’s personal connection to the poem, which stems from a variety of sources, including seeing his friend Jez Butterworth’s play The River which opens with this poem and his childhood wanderings through the natural world. But we also dig into broader concepts, like the influence of ancient folklore on modern art and the notion that there are no new ideas.

Links:

Johnny Flynn

The Song Of Wandering Aengus

Evelyn "Champagne" King