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11 Jul 2010, 9:36 am by Buce
Buce flagged me to (though I think she credits another source, maybe Opera News--anyway): Kentridge models his nightmare on a vision of Stalinist Russia or (if they are different) on apartheid South Africa.Gogol's milieu is equally nightmarish but in a different way. [read post]
9 Jul 2010, 9:15 am by Buce
Chez Buce has completed its readaloud of Dostoevsky's Idiot. [read post]
20 Jun 2010, 11:11 am by Buce
Buce to say: you know, this isn't even about the Don. [read post]
19 Jun 2010, 9:11 am by Buce
All three, whatever their virtues, have a certain tendency to windbaggism which can be off-putting to at least some potential readers.The point occurred to me yesterday during a Chez Buce readaloud of D's The Idiot. [read post]
16 Jun 2010, 8:08 pm by Buce
Buce is in the other room watching a Netflix production of The Mikado. [read post]
19 May 2010, 9:07 pm by Buce
Buce might brain me with her opera glasses). [read post]
9 May 2010, 4:57 pm by Buce
Buce conjured up a nice surprise out of the Netflix queue--a one-man Shakespeare evening with Ian McKellen. [read post]
1 May 2010, 8:07 pm by Buce
Chez Buce began its readaloud of John Williams' Augustus in a mood of high enthusiasm and ended in some disappointment. [read post]
27 Apr 2010, 2:13 pm by Buce
Buce nor I would have counted ourselves as a Wayne fan in youth. [read post]
11 Apr 2010, 6:02 pm by Buce
Buce readaloud sodality made its way through Augustus, John Williams' historical novel about the first don't-call-him-Emperor of Rome and, not least, about his faithful sidekick Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.Was there ever such another pairing in the leadership of a great polity? [read post]
27 Jan 2010, 4:36 pm
Buce gave me for Christmas a year ago, so I guess you could say I've more or less amortized the purchase. [read post]
25 Jan 2010, 8:18 pm
I' ve since run across Roger Warren's Oxford UP edition of Henry VI Part 2, including a splendid stage history that sets my own view pretty much on its head.Warren must be about my age; he says he (too) was "fortunate enough to encounter" the Henry plays pretty much the way I did--through the BBC "Age of Kings"--that's the series that Chez Buce has been viewing just lately. [read post]
20 Jan 2010, 11:27 am
As a general practice, Chez Buce does not give to disaster appeals. [read post]
9 Jan 2010, 8:49 am
Buce with a dismissive snarl; she outsources macro policy to me and expects a higher-value-added return). [read post]
28 Dec 2009, 8:42 pm
Buce and she instantly responded: that guy must have the best immune system in the world. [read post]