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Spike Milligan’s Musical Interlude with Edward Lear

Charles Newington: “A Musical Interlude With Mr Edward Lear,” circa 2001. A folio of seventeen aquatints, each signed by the artist and inscribed in pencil: Artists Proof for Spike Milligan, the majority also titled, together with CD and other related items, … Continue reading

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Nicholas Parsons on Edward Lear in Corfu

The Reading Society of Corfu will be hosting an event, “An Evening with Edward Lear,” with Nicholas Parsons on 9 October next, at 7.30 pm:

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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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