The 3 important historical personages apparently all lived in Zurich during the time before the Russian revolution, and Stoppard uses this odd coincidence to interrogate various aesthetic and political theories: is art merely an elitist bourgeois practice that inflates its own sense of importance?
Is the artist a charlatan or genius? Does chance and circumstance have as much to do with artistic creation as skill and craft? In short, is the whole aesthetic enterprise a mere travesty?
The production executed this aspect of the text clearly, and I felt engaged throughout the performance. A complex, witty and deeply thoughtful lecture, but a lecture nonetheless.
I walk into the theatre and see a woman draped in white fabric, perched on a chair surrounded by lots of white balloons. The house lights fade and the show begins. I become aware that there are actually two women on stage as they slowly disentangle their bodies and emerge from the fabric. Both are white, both are blonde. One is older than the other. So, we have a mother and a daughter, an old angry goddess and her rebellious, progeny.
They rant and rave and run around the stage. They are, according to the program notes, Demeter and Persephone: the archetypical earth mother, and her wayward daughter who is captured by Hades and taken into the underworld. The production takes liberties with the ancient Greek myth and substitutes the Indian deity Siva for Hades. Siva turns out to be a young man who expresses his lust for Persephone through playing his cello. The performer is a capable musician, but the awkward use of the instrument as a metaphor for sex is laughable.
He plays with the strings, she tugs the bow. His rhythmic thrumming misses the mark. The play is marked by its lack or eroticism and wit. The text is an awkward melange of archaic, mythic phrases and contemporary language, which does little to convey the tensions between each point of the triangle. The balloons were fun, though. Main menu Skip to content. Like this: Like Loading Share this: Twitter Facebook. Friedman Theatre, Thursday 10th May This earnest production might have worked better had the director taken a more adventurous approach to its staging.
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Somehow that makes me remember servicing them… Does it take 8 to have 1 working at any moment? I think the 8 track tapes are creating a black hole in my garage…. All glitz and no substance. It is sad when a Advent is a nicer piece. Perhaps work on the transport and the electronics and not so much on multicolored LEDs.
I wonder how the speed of the cassette tape is. I own a Nakamichi which is excellent. I would give this a try see how it works out. Not many people still have metal tapes. Or maybe one or two. Was not ever sure what it actually did. Putting it in a fancy case just makes it a cassette tape crossley. I bought a nice three head deck with Dolby NR for five euros, and it sounds great. Cassette mechanisms of questionable quality put in fancy cases existed eve whent the format was all the rage.
Making compact cassette tapes sound good was anyway a big engineering feat, because the original tape was built as a dictation device and not for music. But the system was relatively cheap and easy to use compared with an open reel tape. The bad mechanism in fancy case is happening also today with the resurgence of 33 and 45 with a lot of cheap and bad quality record players, and some absolute horrible things like the toy bus record player or the fake retro but with blue leds things.
That people get suckered into paying sometimes over euros for it is fraud to me. The companies that sell it should be shut down and their executives to prison. I will say though, at least the bad but fancy looking tape decks of the 80s had the decency to be cheap, by the standards of the time. Sweet, looks like something a snooty audiophile would have in his system, if a snooty audiophile would even think of having a cassette player in his system.
I commend the effort, but I question his decision to expose the mechanism, making it susceptible to damage. Then I suggest you do a bit more of a search on the world wide web.
The best use of a cassette today is in preserving what original content it may have on it. I have a huge cassette collection of live radio, concerts and Blues shows in 3D binaural.
No record label cassette is worth playing more than once. I have a dual capstan dual roller single direction deck that will tension the tape and play smooth even when the little pressure pad in the cassette is missing! Only high def media can match the clarity of a good home recorded cassette. The RIAA is mucking up the high def world, trying to kill itself. You can't even get near the side of the path. If you cut the corner too sharp, you get stuck.
And it takes you on the most indirect route possible. The Nerd: sighs Aww, fuck! If you jump into the green, you're stuck as a dog turd on a hot summer sidewalk.
You have to keep hopping until you get out. It's like trying to get out of a sand trap on a golf course. And with those jump sound effects, it really reminds me of NES Golf. Shows footage of "NES Golf". The Nerd: Come on! Come on! This is among the most annoying things in video gaming history. This is like the fucking bombs in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. The Nerd: Groans Oh, but sometimes it lets you walk on the green. Yeah, sometimes. It's one of those games that keeps changing the fucking rules.
The Nerd: What happened here? Where'd I go? I found some kind of glitch. The enemies are just random guys; some of them take your coins, and some of them take you to the dungeon. The Nerd: Fuck, no! Enemy catches Ted as the Nerd grunts angrily The people who stand still help you out. They give you coins, or better yet, weapons. There's no straight attack. How about give me a crossbow or something?
You know what you're using? You know what this weapon is? It's a textbook. A fucking textbook that explodes. By the way, this won't change history at all. Let's go around blowing people up. Let's kill some ancestors. That's real great. As long as it doesn't affect the Wyld Stallyns' concert. When they come back to the present, it's going to be some kind of "Planet of the Apes" shit. They're going to be playing to an audience full of intelligent sloths.
The Nerd: Another item you can get is an audio cassette. I love how the knight casually says, "Bill asked me to give you this audio cassette," as if the knight would have any idea what that is. What does it do?
It plays music and makes everybody dance. It's real helpful, especially since you don't even need a cassette player; just throw the cassette on the ground. Throws the cassette away, so that it lands on the floor. The cassette starts playing, with the Nerd rocking to it. The Nerd: So where is Rembrandt? You can explore this whole land, but you won't find him anywhere. That's because you need to lure him out with bait.
What is he, a fucking fish? The bait can be any random object. There's four of them hidden on each stage; one of them will make Rembrandt appear in one of the random houses. How do you find this bait? You want to know? Guess what?
By jumping into things! The Nerd: This game treats you like an idiot. Well, here you go! Go jumping around into fucking bushes and fences! That'll keep you busy! Have fun! There's people who give you clues. Sometimes it's as simple as going up and talking to them; other times, you have to select your own responses.
I hate this shit! All the answers are the same surfer lingo bullshit. How are you supposed to know which is the right answer?Jan 24, · The purpose of the alternator is to generate electricity to run everything from your headlights to your head while the engine is running. This is why adding a second battery provides you with more power when the car is off and upgrading to a high output alternator helps when it's on.