Recent history/THE TALES OF BEATRIX POTTER
Posted 04 April 2004 - 10:57 AM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 10:32 AM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:52 AM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 12:14 PM
Although many people do not care for it, I find the Tales a charming ballet. Although I have seen it live, I think that it was much better as a film. It is readily (and inexpensively) available on DVD. Some wonderful dancing, from Wayne Sleep (Nutkin), Alexander Grant (Pigling Bland), Michael Coleman (Jeremy Fisher) and a host of other great characterizations under all the animal trappings (Lesley Collier/Hunca Munca smashing a concrete ham is quite wonderful!) Costumes are extraordinary.
A companion book, (by Rumer Godden, no less,) called a Tale of the Tales is great fun---sometimes available on eBay, or through libraries.
Fun for the summertime!
Posted 31 July 2005 - 03:48 PM
And there certainly are some glorious moments, I think the fandango on top of the table is my own favorite. Not to mention Black Berkshire Pig, danced by Brenda Last who used to take class with Madame Nordi when I went there. She was such a talented dancer and a lovely person.
After all there viewings when the girls were young, I still take it out at times and I enjoy it as much as the first time. You can always discover small details you hadnt noticed before.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 05:08 PM
Posted 01 August 2005 - 02:22 PM
I am planning a trip to Edinburgh to see the exhibition "End of an empire: tsar's lavish life on show". There might be something about ballet, though I doubt it. Anyway, it will sure be an interesting exhibition.
Every time I go to England I love to browse book stores (you should see similar establishments in this country...), so I will certainly buy it there. After the success with the TV movie, lots of Potteriana was issued - though not as bad as with Harry Potter, of course. My daughters have a comprehensive selection, and so do I.
Not a bad thing, imagine that people in general were influenced to buy the stuff after having seen of all things a BALLET. One can hardly believe it is true.
Didnt mean to sound so sarcastic, but when one has reached a certain age one begins to despair.
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