This is the modern legacy of the avant-garde music: the desertion of artistic customs that had developed over generations, the constant need for radical innovation and separation from historical precedent.
‘Porgy and Bess’ is a work that deals with heavy topics, such as drug abuse, sexual abuse and racism in a controversial way
The play opens on a judge sitting with a gavel behind a makeshift bench calling to his bailiff. At first glance, this is a standard courtroom drama.
His wit was subtle but recognizable, and this wit carried over to his dirty jokes too.
When it came time to finally prepare a definitive edition of “Porgy,” Shirley was approached about the task, a labor which he has described as one of his greatest states of happiness.
The Midwest has a tradition of great band programs, and it’s largely thanks to our obsession with football.
Bell and Haywood’s playing was impeccable, each phrase flowing seamlessly into the next.
Whatever Kenneth MacMillan’s rendition of “Romeo and Juliet” lacked in dialogue, it made up for in raw, heartbreaking emotion.
The play is set in modern times, and its parallels to the relationship between North Korea and America are incredibly important.
The reaction of Gyasi’s readers to go in search of their own heritage speaks to the profound power of ancestry portrayed in the novel.