Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Week in Entertainment

Live: Cabaret on Broadway, the next to last day of its run. Alan Cumming was totally brilliant as the emcee, and Linda Emond and Danny Burstein were great as Fraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz. Wonderful show, all the way around.

Film: Der Fliegender Holländer, the Royal Opera broadcast with Bryn Terfel leading an outstanding cast in an interesting, modern(ish) production.

DVD: A couple of episodes of the second season of Longmire. They have really layered in a bunch of personal plots that don't even begin to be in the books. But the show's interesting on its own as its own thing.

Read: The Dead Mountaineer's Inn: One More Last Rite for the Detective Genre, which was unexpected in the way it ended. The Joy of X, about math. About half of The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales, a collection of Bavarian folk stories. I believe this is my favorite bit so far: "While the king was at war, his wife bore a beautiful son, and the midwife took him and substituted a little dog for the child. The king received a message about the strange birth, but he was not upset and imagined that something had just gone wrong." Like women have puppies all the time, you know?



At 7:11 AM, March 30, 2015 Blogger incunabular had this to say...

I'm glad you mentioned Linda Emond and Danny Burstein. I loved their role in the musical and the pineapple scene was one of my favorites.

At 1:03 PM, March 30, 2015 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

They were so much better than Sally and Cliff. And the pineapple scene, as well as the proposal scene, was just lovely.


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