Daily Archives: December 3, 2017

David Bruce: Language Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/sydney-opera-house-australia-1210550/ Frances Alda, a soprano, rehearsed before Arturo Toscanini in preparation to play the title role of Charpentier’s Louise, a role that required her to sing in Italian. Ms. Alda sang the entire role, while Maestro Toscanini listened in silence. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 7

— 2.7 — Corvino called, “Where are you, wife? My Celia? Wife?” Corvino’s wife, Celia, entered the room. She was crying. Corvino said to her, “What, blubbering? Come, dry those tears. I think you thought that I was in earnest … Continue reading

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