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No, there was no video: I was in the audience.

But it wasn't in any way 'music hall' or comic or raucous, and I never
mentioned or intended to imply anything like that: I meant what I said, and
I'm sorry that you seem to choose sneeringly to misunderstand it.


On 18 October 2013 13:00, Ken Armstrong <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>    Watching?  Was there video?  What did you think of the idea of
> regarding TWL as a night at a music hall? I thought, given Eliot's
> professed enjoyment of music hall entertainment, that it was an appealing
> idea, but I don't see it getting past the first line of poem. There are
> certainly some 'characters' in TWL, but Phlebas floating decomposing, the
> peace that passeth understanding, the undertow of broken lives throughout
> -- it just doesn't feel like the hearty kind of raucousness or comic
> sentiment that I imagine a music hall setting might support.  ????
>
> Ken A
>
>
> On 10/18/2013 3:39 AM, David Boyd wrote:
>
> Watching and listening to Muldoon on Eliot and The Waste Land is like
> being machine-gunned with the silver bullets of sparkling, original and
> apparently spontaneous ideas, from an apparently bottomless store of
> ammunition.
>
>  I do think that the journalist responsible for this interview report
> fails completely to convey anything like this.
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
> On 18 Oct 2013, at 01:19, Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>     an encore
>
>
> http://www.npr.org/2013/09/28/226564650/on-eliots-125th-his-waste-land-hasnt-lost-its-glamour
>
> CR
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