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. ????
On 10/18/2013 3:39 AM, David Boyd
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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.
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