Costume Dramas

The Crimson Field

The Crimson Field Date: 14.03.2014Last updated: 14.03.2014 at 18.02 Category: Drama Sarah Phelps’s gripping new drama presents one of the Great War’s untold stories. In a tented field hospital on the coast of France, a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers work together to heal the bodies and souls of men wounded in the trenches. The Crimson Field stars: Joan Livesey played by Suranne Jones, Kitty Trevelyan played by Oona Chaplin, Matron Grace Carter…

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Opera

The Met: Werther — Jules Massenet

“It seems to me pointless to do an opera as passionate as Werther and not try and reach out and touch the audience.” —Richard Eyre Well, Richard Eyre, I guess I took you too literally when I went back to see Werther a second time on Saturday. Despite making it way easier to accomplish by getting a much closer seat, there was no reaching. There was no touching! However, I can tell you that if…

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Opera

Werther: Jonas Kaufmann & Sophie Koch at the Met

I went to see this last night. *sigh* Jonas Kaufmann stars in the title role of Massenet’s sublime adaptation of Goethe’s revolutionary and tragic romance, opposite Sophie Koch as Charlotte. The new production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell, the same team that created the Met’s recent hit staging of Carmen. Rising young maestro Alain Altinoglu conducts. For people who say writers can’t write quality work quickly, the program notes said…

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Writers

Helping Hands

Russell Blake said it best here on his blog. Our mutual author friend, Brandon Hale, has just been diagnosed with cancer. I think a lot of Brandon and his writing. Please take a moment to read about Brandon, his books, and his fight against cancer at the following links. No one should have to worry about money at a time like this, so I’m asking you to consider helping by buying his books and/or donating…

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