Tag Archives: Tragedy

“Wagner and Aeschylus: the Ring and the Oresteia” by Michael Ewans

[just the first two chapters: I need to listen to the Ring itself before reading the others] Chapter 1: Wagner and Aeschylus This is a general introduction to them both, especially, as the book’s intended audience is more musicological than … Continue reading

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Tragedy and Comedy

Comedy comes from surprise, either from the breaking of a (moral) rule (e.g. a taboo) or from something unexpected (“boo!”) (or both – man-falling-on-banana-skin is unexpected and makes us laugh, naughtily, from the suffering of another). And in Tragedy the … Continue reading

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Oedipus at Colonus (King’s College production and subsequent rereading)

After seeing King’s College do this in Greek last week I thought I’d read this, for the first time in 30 years. Quite different from what I’d remembered, and from what I’d told the kids on the train, and, strangely, … Continue reading

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Ginger and Rosa

Advance reviews not good: poor script, poor Rotten-Tomatoes score. Luckily I don’t often read reviews, and when I do often ignore them, as I really enjoyed the film. Sure enough, once warned of poor script you’re on the look out, … Continue reading

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