On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 8: Macon, Georgia, The Road Leads Back to You
Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me
by Lawrence D. Mass
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Women don't have it so good in Tennessee Williams' plays, and Orpheus Descending is one of his darkest. In the production at St. John's Lutheran Churc...
The tale of Orpheus, the mythical musical prodigy who went into the underworld to rescue his wife Eurydice, has inspired several plays, but in my mind Tennessee Williams's version is the most interesting.
Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.
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