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Review: Billy Budd. Opera North. Theatre Royal Nottingham.

The staging of Opera North’s little shown Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten with libretto by E.M Forster and Eric Crozier, taken from Herman Melville’s original novella, is very spectacular. 487 more words

Billy Budd

Billy Budd - Opera North

The good ship Opera North has sailed into Salford Quays with its stellar performance of Benjamin Britten’s ‘Billy Budd’ – a tale of high drama on the high seas aboard… 600 more words

25. 'Bartleby the Scriverner,' 26. 'Benito Cereno,' and 27. 'Billy Budd, Foretopman' by Herman Melville

For this week, I am giving you not one, not two, but three reviews courtesy of the great writer Herman Melville. I picked up this trilogy of tales some time ago, and they were short enough that I thought I would do my first ever triple review! 1,398 more words

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Melville On 'The Most Dangerous Sort': The Outwardly Rational Madman

In Billy Budd, Sailor (Barnes and Noble Classic Edition, New York, p. 40) Herman Melville writes:

[T]he thing which in eminent instances signalizes so exceptional a nature is this: though the man’s even temper and discreet bearing would seem to intimate a mind peculiarly subject to the law of reason, not the less in his heart he would seem to riot in complete exemption from that law, having apparently little to do with reason further than to employ it as an ambidexter implement for effecting the irrational. 448 more words

Politics

Evil to the Very Core

SEPT / OCT 2013: BY PATTI GARDNER

Sometimes, no matter how hard you look for a glimmer of goodness in a person, you won’t find it. 556 more words

Film

Opera as Idea and Performance: Class 4/5

We’re about halfway through spring quarter, and I can’t believe how fast it’s been going so far. I haven’t updated on the last two opera classes from the past two weeks yet, so I figured I’d blog about both here! 574 more words

Music

Music in Beau Travail

“When we were rehearsing, I never told the actors that I had in mind to use the Benjamin Britten music – Billy Budd, that we had been listening while writing the script. 58 more words

Observations