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Slingsby’s Ode to Nonsense

Ode to Nonsense, the first opera devoted to Edward Lear’s life, will premiere at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 26 April, and will be on until 4 May. You should watch the Making-of videos on Vimeo (Episode 1, Episode 2), as … Continue reading

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Parrots, Music, and More

Robert Peck has kindly obtained permission to upload his article on Edward Lear’s ornithological illustrations from the latest issue of Landscope (vol. 28 no. 2, summer 2012-13): A Passion for Parrots (pdf file, 1.19MB). A great Christmas present for all … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading & Listening

Charles Lewsen kindly sent me a number of photographs of the celebrations for Edward Lear’s bicentenay in London on 12 May and I have created a Facebook album you might like to see. This week’s Guardian Book Podcast: Poet and … Continue reading

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More Mr. Lear

Here is another song from the Mr. Lear show in Paris, and an invitation for tomorrow’s performance:

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Mr. Lear Show-Case, Some Extracts

Benjamin Charavner sent out some extracts from the show I mentioned a few weeks ago, Mr. Lear Show-Case; the recording, as he notes, is not high quality, but acceptable: “c’est juste une photo sonore d’un moment qui fut, pour tout … Continue reading

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Mr Lear Show-Case

In case you are in Paris for the holidays and want to see an Edward Lear show.

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The Hunt for the Scroobious Pip

The writer/director team of Andrew Pollard and Adam Sunderland have a fine reputation for turning slightly old-fashioned children’s classics into engagingly low-budget entertainments. They have previously made minimalist masterpieces out of Heidi and The Water Babies: now it’s the turn … Continue reading

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