Month: March 2014

The Crimson Field Date: 14.03.2014Last updated: 14.03.2014 at 18.02 Category: Drama Sarah Phelps’s gripping new drama presents one of the Great War’s untold stories. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the Read More

But…but…is Rhenish even a Gaelic word? Read More

I love The Met and the internets. Here’s the final scene I was whining about. I also think I’ve found Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay. There’s an extra passing tone, but a sequence of it begins at 10:00 with the clarinet. Evidently, the similarity has been noted before: Read More

“It seems to me pointless to do an opera as passionate as Werther and not try and reach out and touch the audience.” —Richard Eyre Well, Richard Eyre, I guess I took you too literally when I went back to see Werther a second time on Saturday. Despite making it way easier to accomplish by Read More

This is one of my favorite films for reasons cited. It is strangely magical—as is Joseph Cotten.  😉 Read More

 Speak Outlander Lesson 5: Colum and Dougal (by Starz) Read More

I went to see this last night. *sigh* Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit staging of Carmen. Read More

Russell Blake said it best here on his blog. Our mutual author friend, Brandon Hale, has just been diagnosed with cancer. I think a lot of Brandon and his writing. Please take a moment to read about Brandon, his books, and his fight against cancer at the following links. No one should have to worry Read More

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