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by Steve Minkin
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Re: Shakespeare

Conrad and Elizabeth are on board for this one, too! We're up to nine. Stephen Booth's book of The Sonnets is a landmark in Shakespeare studies, and worth a dive into if you want a serious swim in the sonnet cycle. It's an extraordinarily rich, deep, and imaginative exploration of the poems, reflect...
by Steve Minkin
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Zooming The Sonnets

Cheers! We have enough participants to go ahead with planning a midsummer Zoom reading of The Sonnets, with optimistic expectations that we will get to do a real life reading of Cymbeline in the fall. So far we have Peter, who has graciously agreed to again host our reading, David, . . . . and Steve...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: I Hate Music
Topic: You Tube
Replies: 823
Views: 95783

La gazza ladra

""I wrote the overture to La gazza ladra the day of the first performance under the roof of La Scala, where I was imprisoned by the director and guarded by four stagehands, who were under orders to throw my manuscript from the window, page by page, to the copyists who were waiting below to prepare t...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

Apologies for the duplicate posts, I lost track of when I couldn't access ihm.
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://pluckyoutoo.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/taken_maggie_grace.jpg TAKEN (2008) – Liam Neeson. Formulaic action flick with Neeson as a retired black ops agent rescuing his daughter from Albanian sex traffickers. Unremarkable domestic drama for the first 25 minutes, then Neeson becomes a combina...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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Goldfinger (1965) Saw this at its debut in NYC, 2 AM showing iirc. Don't think I've watched it all the way through since, until now. Still fun.
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Re: Shakespeare

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/31MFWsSre3L._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg SHAKESPEARE'S FREEDOM – Stephen Greenblatt (2010) This is a much shorter, more tightly focused, and geekier book than Greenblatt's wonderful WILL IN THE WORLD. That book was a literary biography with a special ...
by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

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by Steve Minkin
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 78212

Re: Recently Watched Films 2020

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51sRxhRpZXL.jpg https://i.pinimg.com/474x/7a/23/9e/7a239e68792b4280affb746003dbae4e--william-shakespeare.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmyhsenVMAAi96j.jpg Derek Jarman -- The Tempest Finally bailed on Prospero's Books to watch this one, and I was b...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Currently Reading: Chapter II
Replies: 517
Views: 85710

Re: Currently Reading: Chapter II

https://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9780812984255_p0_v3_s550x406.jpg TENTH OF DECEMBER – George Saunders (2013) I was drawn to this after being blown away by Saunders' first novel, Lincoln In The Bardo (see above), and was not disappointed. He's primarily known as a short story writer. Saunders...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Currently Reading: Chapter II
Replies: 517
Views: 85710

Re: Currently Reading: Chapter II

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51Fr1QfUYgL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Stefan Zweig – Chess (novella, 80 pps, 1941, a year before the author took his own life) Magnificent! I was blown away by the work. I can't separate my lifelong passion for chess as a competitive player from my...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Re: Shakespeare

Cheers! Hope you're all managing well enough during these strange days. Cymbeline is a long play, the 5th longest, and that's making me really want to read this one live rather than via Zoom. We'll see how the summer begins to unfold and talk it over. Some of your texts will name our heroine 'Imogen...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Re: Shakespeare

"Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered." Pisanio, IV, iii GENERAL NOTES Cymbeline's opening scene is a little masterpiece of economy, a conversation between two generic 'Gentlemen' which lays out all the essential pieces of a complex plot, the backstories we need to know going into the p...
by Steve Minkin
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: I Hate Books
Topic: Shakespeare
Replies: 171
Views: 34331

Cymbeline

I'm going start on the notes for Cymbeline, our reading scheduled for mid-summer, no dates yet, preferably real life with another Zoom as a fall-back. Cymbeline contains two of Shakespeare's best known songs. The most famous is from IV, ii, still a standard at many funerals and quoted or used by Vir...