Anniversary of John Keats’s Death
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 8, 2022
Following the success of the virtual film screening of Pelé Cox’s Lift Me Up I Am Dying in 2021, British School at Rome (BSR) is pleased to be hosting another screening of the film this year. The film will go live on BSR’s YouTube channel here at 9pm CET/8pm GMT on Wednesday, February 23, on the anniversary of John Keats’s death. This event will be in English and features Damian Lewis, Desiree Ballantyne, Simon Mayonda, Christian Roe and Nicholas Rowe.
Lift Me Up I Am Dying by Pelé Cox recounts John Keats’s lingering death from tuberculosis in Rome from November 1820–February 1821. Pelé assembled the text entirely from the poems, letters, and diaries of the historical protagonists, into what she terms a “poetic chronologue.” Lift Me Up I Am Dying is a story of extraordinary bravery and extraordinary compassion, not only in the face of death but also Keats’ detractors.