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The Moving and the Still is a radio play by Howard Barker. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 17 October 2004[1].

Plot

A monastery in 1450. A young scribe, the finest calligrapher of his generation, greater even than John of Damascus or Ionides of the Feathered Style, is passionately committed to his art. Then a printing press arrives in his scriptorium from Germany.

Cast

  • Hoik ...... Chris Moran
  • Slee ...... Neil Dudgeon
  • Mother ...... Lesley Manville
  • Tram ...... John Wood
  • November ...... Anton Lesser
  • Hergood/ Clerk ...... Damian Lynch
  • Light ...... Declan Wilson
  • Toonelhuis ...... John Rowe
  • Signor/Confessor ...... Vincenzo Nicoli


  • Directed by Peter Kavanagh

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