From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
Interesting to see that presentation again.
They end it with a very positive tone, but then that's what the lines say.
I suppose one could render them in an ironic way, but that would seem rather forced.
Quoting Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>:
> I'm sorry, David. Maybe I over-reacted.
> Thanks, Mike. But for your mention, I wouldn't have had the experience of my
> listening to this fabulous rendition of The Waste Land. Here it is at
> THE WASTE LAND - read by Edward Fox, Eileen Atkins, and Michael Gough
> an overwhelming experience
> From: Mikemail <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Thursday, September 8, 2011 6:47 PM
> Subject: Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> Yet, I think, 1989, London theatre, I found his recitation of TWL most
> haunting, and he had look of TSE, which made it more enthralling. He was
> joined by Eileen Aitkens and Michael Gough (who actually forgot the word
> etherised when reading Prufrock).
> As it happens, I was in Whitley Bay, briefly, two weeks ago, and would have
> been delighted to catch his performance - or any other - this once delightful
> resort has been in decline for some years, although I believe there are plans
> to revive it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Boyd
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2011 7:45 PM
> >Subject: Re: vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> >Just to say, had the opportunity to hear Edward Fox recite Eliot last year,
> and both I and my companion were very underwhelmed fine actor sure he is,
> but not in this regard
> >On 8 September 2011 19:21, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> >and the legacy endures
> >>Edward Fox vis-a-vis 'Four Quartets'
> >>Where poetry attains to a state of immortality --
> >>and not just the Quartets
> >>but all poetry that Eliot chose to publish.
> >>A perfectionist that he was,
> >>he wouldn't be content
> >>with anything less.
> >>a humble opinion, of course ;->
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