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I've been rereading "Candide"

 
 
Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 10:52 am
and I wanted to hear some of the music from Bernstein's operetta.

As I was poking around I came across this video:



Watch until at least 1:48 for a surprise on how they envisioned the role of the Inquisitor at the auto da fe!
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glitterbag
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 11:14 am
@boomerang,
Good to see you back on the forum. Please stick around a while, we missed you.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 11:19 am
@glitterbag,
Thanks, glitterbag!

Dlowan sent me a note a week or so ago and I've been poking around. This morning I saw the sad news about Set and Beth's sweet dog and posted for the first time in a long while.

I'll try to stick around for a bit!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 12:35 pm
I thought of you a while back, Boom.

I tried "I can't believe it's not butter" for the first time. It was . . . a . . . spiritual experience.
boomerang
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 01:11 pm
@Setanta,
Upon this rock of congealed oils I have built my church and the gates of Hades cannot overpower it.

Voltaire would surely approve!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 01:47 pm
I was too young when I read Candide. I ought to read it again, myself.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sun 28 Oct, 2018 01:51 pm
If nothing else it gave us the wonderful word panglossian. Political commentators relish the opportunity to use that.
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