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  • Bonnie Callahan
    Jan 1, 2006
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      I'm a vet for so long that I can tell you Sherwood Smith choreographed " Til We
      Have Faces"
      for the 1973 Mythcon. I was Orual. Just an impressionistic little piece,
      performed by candlelight
      to music from the "Lady & the Unicorn" album.

      Cirque Du Soleil could do Perelandra, rather uniquely, I'd think. (Is that the
      sound of DB hurling?)

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      David Bratman wrote:

      > At 10:13 AM 12/30/2005 -0600, New Oxford Review wrote:
      > >An enjoyable article about Lewis' true stature:
      > >' Most startling of all was the brochure's promise of a dance production
      > >entitled Perelandra, to be performed on-stage by persons in tights and
      > >slippers (a photo was supplied). If the idea of explaining Lewis had baffled
      > >me, the idea of dancing Lewis went completely over my head. Ransom on
      > >relevé? The Unman in his undies? Perelandrians on point? Though I have read
      > >Lewis's novel many times I have never glimpsed a ballet hidden in it.
      > Sounds like the writer has simply never thought in terms of ballet about
      > anything at all. That's perfectly OK, as long as you don't make a virtue
      > out of it.
      > > The
      > >picture that comes to my mind when reading it (a picture that gives me great
      > >pleasure) is of a sedentary professor vigorously scribbling into fictive
      > >life an oceanic paradise and the primeval innocents who inhabit it. The
      > >professor is plump and balding. He sits at a desk in a book-lined study
      > >cloudy with tobacco smoke. He spills a little cigarette ash on the wrinkled
      > >sleeve of his tweed coat as he drives his pen across the page. '
      > I doubt very much that this is the picture Lewis wanted readers to have
      > when reading his novel. Focus on the story, not on the author.
      > DB
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