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Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Day #2 of “the match game”, or, Let’s Wreck It.

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Tearing south on upper Peach Street, Slumtown’s answer to Telegraph Road and any generic mall complex beat from Charlotte to Fairfax – to Lowe’s, again, because one more gallon paint. 760 more words

Sociology

Mark Rylance v Iestyn Davies

As television screens seemed to be filled with lingering shots of Mark Rylance in his role as Thomas Cromwell in BBC’s Wolf Hall, he returned to his old hunting ground at the Shakespeare Globe to take the role of the dotty Philippe V of Spain, patron of Farinelli, in Claire van Kampen’s play with music ‘Farinelli and the King’ (Sam Wannamaker Playhouse, 24 Feb).  312 more words

Early Music Reviews

Revisiting Farinelli il Castrato at The Solute

Gérard and Andrée Corbiau’s 1994 film Farinelli il Castrato was released in the US twenty years ago this month. At the time of its release, the film received a lot of attention for its use of digital editing to simulate the… 39 more words

Movies/TV

Week 7: Post-Class Discussion

I’m glad we had the listening quiz because it definitely made me listen more closely to each of the pieces. I think I noticed things about them that I might not have realized otherwise. 118 more words

Post-Class Discussion

Week 7: Farinelli Pre-Class Discussion

I can definitely see what Dr. Spencer was talking about when she described the movie as highly dramatized. While I understand the need to make it commercial, I do wish things had been a bit more historically accurate. 201 more words

Handel

FARINELLI AND THE KING Sam Wanamaker playhouse at Shakespeare’s Globe

MONARCHY, MADNESS, MUSIC

Philip of Spain, grandson of Louise XIV and captive of 18c monarchic rigidity, is lying on his bed , fishing in a goldfish-bowl and announcing that it is all a dream. 584 more words

Five Mice

Street of Dreams by Farinelli Construction

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