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BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 2

THE BOOK BRITISH Theatre Design: the Modern Age gives fascinating insights into dance, plays, the Great British Musical, and opera. Here in Part 2, I share tidbits on two British … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 1

WE SEEM TO be on a Brit kick, having recently celebrated BBC TV’s 50 years. Presented here at SimanaitisSays in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, tidbits from the … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING THE BRITS’ EARLY TELLY PART 1

HAVE YOU BEEN watching a lot of electronic images lately? Me too, including television, opera streaming, GMax aeroplane crafting, and occasional Zooming. I guess I count any screen, be it … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

DEATH AT THE OPERA MATINEE

TRAGIC DEATHS ARE nothing new to opera. But these two were tragically real. At the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, January 23, 1988, opera singer Bantcho … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

1952 “DELLOW” MORGAN

TWO OF MY favorite sports cars are embodied in this one example. Indeed, there were a pair of “Dellow” Morgans manufactured. Theirs is a tale of British resourcefulness confronted with … Continue reading

May 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

MAY I “QUOTE” YOU ON THAT?

HERE’S ANOTHER of my tidbits on punctuation, today concerning quote marks. This is part of a continuing series here at SimanaitisSays, most recently with “☞Hurrah for the Manicule.☜” Encouragement for both … Continue reading

May 6, 2020 · Leave a comment