FROM EVERY BITTER THING
THE REAL STORY OF GUENEVERE AND LANCELOT
From Every Bitter Thing is a retelling of the story of Arthurian legend’s Guenevere, a woman of character raised in a matriarchal Pict society who is sacrificed, first to the ambitions of her father the king, and then to the goals of Arthur, the husband forced upon her by political expedience. In the patriarchal and increasingly Christian society of the post-Roman Britain of Arthur’s Celts, Guenevere is determined to set her own spiritual course, a course made infinitely more difficult when she falls in love with Lancelot, the peasant mercenary whom she has hired to protect her. Her “quest” is not to unify England or discover the Holy Grail but to find freedom to follow her own life’s path. A character-driven drama, From Every Bitter Thing views the often-misunderstood story of Guenevere through a historical lens.