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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 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


Hast Seen the White Whale?

I have a copy of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick that I’ve been carrying around for nearly sixty years. I acquired it as a child in Ottawa and have faithfully taken it with me on my many excursions across and in Canada. 716 more words

Hendrik Slegtenhorst

"Justice As Endangered Species: Encryption, 'Billy Budd,' & The Unity of Rights," Today at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Today we’ll discuss a number of the top stories of the week, with an initial foray into something I’m calling the “unity of rights.”

Join in live, either by phone or in the chatroom! 176 more words

Don't Let It Go...Unheard

Books I Read in August & September 2015

• Middlemarch, by George Eliot — In August, I finished reading Middlemarch. I was rereading it for the Eliot Project which “Sophie” and I are doing. 608 more words


Beau travail

Beau travail (1999) dir. Claire Denis

Beau travail is (loosely) adapted from Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, and takes its score from the 1951 opera also based on the novel. 295 more words

Movie Notes

Blog Tour #Willem-of-the-Tafel by @hans_hirschi. A future and a past eerily recognisable

Hi all:

Today I’m really pleased to be taking part in the Blog Tour for the new novel by Hans Hirschi. If you remember I already brought you another one of his books ‘ 1,273 more words

Blog Tour