The Romance of the Rose is a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision. The work's stated purpose is to entertain as well as to teach others about the art of love. It's one of the great masterpieces of French literature and has influenced much of European culture including Dante and Chaucer. Much of the text was set to music and on Friday's Distant Mirror you can hear several of the resulting chansons as the ensemble Alla Francesca performs. Join Allan Kelly at 10pm.