16105Re: [mythsoc] New Oxford Review on CSL
- Jan 1, 2006I'm a vet for so long that I can tell you Sherwood Smith choreographed " Til We
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.
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