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  •  oh, yes (2+ / 0-)

    your explanation really does make sense to me now regarding the connection with britten and grimes, especially the 'outsider' issue

    and along those lines, it makes sense to me he and pears (sorry, i don't know slater) would want to tone it down especially if they identified with being societal outsiders.

     i'm thinking about the idea of understanding those who are 'unacceptable' from society's point of view

    which does give 'grimes' a whole new meaning to me

    •  of course, what's "unacceptable" in one context... (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, shari

      ......may be "acceptable" in another.  Tea Party thugs, for example.  That aside, I looked up Montagu Slater on wikipedia, and among other things, MS leaned quite "left of centre".  It's also interesting that he had his version of the libretto published separately (the whole "creative differences" thing, I guess).

      "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

      by chingchongchinaman on Sun Nov 17, 2013 at 01:33:16 PM PST

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