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Thursday, October 19, 2000

Karneval - Ensemble - Karneval der Tiere: Musiktheater mit Puppen für Menschen ab 6 Jahren
Pages on a musical play with music by Camille Saint-Saëns and a text which uses Hans Magnus Enzensberger's translation of The Duck and the Kangaroo.
In German.
posted by Marco Graziosi 2:47 PM

Edward Lear, Choropiskeros, Corfu, a watercolour with pen, ink and coloured chalks
Here the precision and colouring of the distant landscape show the influence of the Pre-Raphaelites, whose style he attempted to emulate after meeting William Holman Hunt in 1852. The foreground, however, shows a free, bold handling in the manner of Turner, whose taste for the sublime in landscape he shared.
Compass — thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
posted by Marco Graziosi 2:40 PM

Edward Lear, L is much disturbed by several large flies, a drawing in pen and ink
This jolly sketch, in the manner of his comic illustrations, records an incident on a journey through Italy with his servant Giorgio Kokoli ('K'). This is one of twenty-one from the series in the British Museum's collections; they picture the mundane frustrations of the traveller with whimsical humour.
[I'm not so sure the journey was with Giorgio — Marco]
Compass — thebritishmuseum.ac.uk
posted by Marco Graziosi 2:37 PM

Calico Pie - SBMP 241
Timothy STRANG's music for Lear's poem.
posted by Marco Graziosi 2:32 PM

Lost in Goreyland, Pursued by a Hippo
The somehow cheerful drawing on the curtain — a headless man reclining comfortably on a pedestal — that greets theatergoers at "The Gorey Details" sends just the right message about the performance that is about to begin.
Date: October 17, 2000
Source: The New York Times | Section: Arts
posted by Marco Graziosi 6:57 AM

Edward Gorey: Master of the Macabre, Prolific and Dead
After Edward Gorey died in April, Andreas Brown, one of the executors of his estate, visited Gorey´s 200-year-old, 15-room house in Yarmouth Port, Mass. He discovered hundreds of stories and sketches, some finished , some unfinished.
Date: October 16, 2000
Source: The New York Times | Section: Arts
posted by Marco Graziosi 6:54 AM

Off-Broadway 'Musicale' Unveils Gorey Details, Oct. 16
posted by Marco Graziosi 6:17 AM

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