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Oh, one other thing...no art isn't about being enj...

2007-08-15T20:22:00.000-04:00

Oh, one other thing...no art isn't about being enjoyable, that is entertainment and not art. Sometimes art is enjoyable and sometimes it is horrifying. Art isn't about being likable, it is about stimulating an emotional reaction and the possibility of catharsis for the open minded. Look at the Greeks that invented drama - were those plays "likable" or "enjoyable"? Absolutely not, they were about more than that. Living off of things that are simply "enjoyable" is like living off a diet of cotton candy.



Do you people hear yourselves? Are you really sug...

2007-08-15T20:19:00.000-04:00

Do you people hear yourselves? Are you really suggesting that something simply enjoyable like "Harry Potter" is in the same universe as T.S. Eliott? Are really saying a fun western compares to the genius of Ingmar Bergman? And the same composers you hold up now and think are so sacred were revolutionary in their day and would have been railed against by people with the exact same tought processes exhibited here. It is so ludicrous, and overtly mediocre.



My response to the Mac Donald article is at Regiet...

2007-08-11T12:41:00.000-04:00

My response to the Mac Donald article is at Regietheatre: It's a fad.

Her best line?

“Regietheatre directors undoubtedly think of themselves as sophisticated when they unmask courtly decorum as just a cover for fornication. The demystifiers’ awareness of desire is so crude that they cannot hear that the barely perceptible darkening of a voice or the constricted suffusion of breath into a note can be a thousand times more erotic than a frenzy of pelvic thrusting.”

That passage could only have been written by somebody who loves and understands opera. However, we differ politically...