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Pirates on Playgrounds

After a sabbatical semester Jen Letherer, associate professor of communications, returned to the stage to direct W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s comic operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” which showed in White Auditorium on Feb. 288 more words


The Pirates of Penzance

I managed about 2 hours of work yesterday and then the headache and sinus pressure kicked in again and I went back to bed and slept until 1pm today, Saturday. 595 more words


A different kind of unrequited love.

So no, not the kind of unrequited love between your typical man/woman that you’re probably thinking (wow, heteronormativity at its finest – shame on you) but rather, between myself and my involvement in a particular sphere that doesn’t necessarily accommodate me. 981 more words

Another excerpt from my Gilbert & Sullivan-style “Star Wars” parody

I posted an excerpt from this last year.  Lately, another bit of it has been running through my head.  It was my G&S-ified depiction of the scene where Palpatine declares himself Emperor, set to the tune of Ludwig’s song, “A Monarch Who Boasts Intellectual Graces” from… 236 more words


Connections: January 12.17

Lichens, they tell me,

aren’t bad for the tree

I have my doubts

they’re too creepy-crawly

with cold perspiration

bespangling its bark

poor tree seems so helpless… 29 more words


5th January 1884. Savoy Operas.

He always got up in the morning to see whom he could have a quarrel’: Seymour Hicks, actor and playwright, on W.S.Gilbert. 

Today in 1884 the premier of the operetta Princess Ida took place from the inspired partnership of the composer Arthur Sullivan and the librettist William Schwenk Gilbert.(1) 521 more words