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Interpreters

Auhtor: Carl Van Vechten

Language: english
Published: 1917

Genres:

music,  biography,  criticism
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Review by Timothy B. Riley, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Interpreters':

A five volume dictionary of the Bible. The volumes were released by Abingdon Press from 2006 to 2009. This work contains 8400 articles written by 900 scholars from forty different countries. The general editor is Katharine Doob Sakenfeld Professor of Old Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton NJ. According to Professor Sakenfeld the purpose of this work is to provide scholarship in the service of the church.

Excerpts from the Book 'Interpreters':


... in Gtterdmmerung, or Salome. And are not these the most difficult and trying rles in the rpertoire of the lyric stage to-day. In one of her impatient ...
... all three Brnnhildes. In most of these characterizations she has succeeded in making a deep impression. I have never seen her Ortrud, but I have been ...
... I do not remember to have seen anything on the stage more ound in its implied psychology than her acting of the scene beginning Enfin il est en ...
... the point of view of make-up. Has any one else done this. Violetta was a popular cocotte consequently, she must have been beautiful. But she was a ...
... French singers, and to me Mme. Farrar transcends them all. A very beautiful and moving performance she gives, quite in keeping with the atmosphere of ...
... then, and one day when I was at her house Albert Carr, the director of the Opra-Comique, came to call. I was sitting by the window as he entered, ...
... Thais-become-nun-Evelyn Innes should have sung this character before she became Sister Teresa-is in violent contrast to these opening scenes, but the ...
... through an entire scene. I don't believe those young men will ever forget the way I looked at them. But after each performance it was the same: the ...
... man's part sung by a woman. Mme. Pasta frequently appeared as Romeo in Zingarelli's opera and as Tancredi, and she also sang Otello on one occasion when ...
... as a singer. He must observe my acting, my make-up, everything. And he must understand and know about these things. Opera is not a fixed art. ...
... made the audience re-demand the 'Calumny Song.' It was the compelling drollery of those comedy hands. You may be assured, persuaded, convinced that ...
... expression, combined with such potent sexual attraction. It is a remarkable photograph, evoking as it does a succession of lustful ladies, and it is quite ...
... and steps of Elektra in the terrible dance in which she celebrates Orestes's bloody but righteous deed. The plane of hysteria upon which this singer ...
... you hear Mme. Guilbert call Pi-ouit. you will readily perceive that she understands what Zola meant. Wonderful Yvette, who has embodied so many ...
... who had not, so far as my memory serves, danced in any London or Paris season of the Ballet (except for one gala performance at the Paris Opra ...
... wriggled through the play, leaving a long streak of lust and terror in his wake. Never did Nijinsky as the Negro Slave touch the Sultana, but his ...
... these words before he had seen the Russian Ballet, before the Russian Ballet, as we know it, existed, indeed, before Nijinsky had begun to dance in public, ...
... The valuable hints, suggestions, and inspiration that a critic with an open mind can gather from an interpreter are priceless, and not to be found elsewhere. ...
... consequently cannot be considered at all. A mediocre or conventional actress is neither very good nor very bad in any rle, but a great actress, when she ...
... Of Castle TownVery goodCarl Van Vechten : The Merry Go RoundCarl Van Vechten (June 17, 1880 - December 21, 1964) was an American writer and photographer ...