16114Re: New Oxford Review on CSL
- Jan 3, 2006Very enjoyable! You know...there might *be* a ballet in Perelandra ...
the Muses know that stranger material has been mined for ballet
choreographers (if that's the terminology). I suspect Lewis would
disapprove of "that modern stuff", though. Lezlie
--- In email@example.com, "Stolzi" <Stolzi@c...> 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. 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. '
> Thanks to son John for digging this up.
> Diamond Proudb rook
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