Tag Archives: Musicals

The Battle of Yorktown: Hamilton’s St. Crispian’s Day Speech

As I said in a previous post, Shakespeare’s language is my language, but his country is not my country.  This means that passages such as John of Gaunt’s speech in Richard II does not have the same effect in the … Continue reading

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Will La La Land Kill the Movie Musical?

When La La Land came out last year, many people lauded the film for reviving the movie musical.  While I enjoyed La La Land, and loved the opening scene, the more I thought about it, the more I felt that … Continue reading

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The Power of Nostalgia, and the Music of the Night

Saturday morning I woke up after a very strange dream.  I dreamed that I was in Toronto, and I had tickets to see the Phantom of the Opera at the Pantages Theater, but I was late.  I was wandering through … Continue reading

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