Everybody who was anybody: a biography of Gertrude Stein, Volume 1
Putnam, 1975 - 244 pagina's
Reviews the legendary expatriate American writer, art collector, and saloniste, exploring her public and private endeavors, her relationships with family, friends, and fellow artists, and her impact on twentieth-century art and literature
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The saints in Gertrude's opera would simply be presented : 'as a landscape they
were just there, and a play is just there.' 1— Gertrude's work for 'Four Saints' also
inspired her to write a long novel, a romantic, lyrical paean on the countryside
around Belley, where she had spent every summer since that first one in 1923.
Lucy Church Amiably was written out of doors, and its prose was, according to
Virgil, set to the tune of Belley's 'streams and waterfalls'. Here is a typical '
... and who 'do not walk well and who stand around like lumps'. Virgil and Ashton
now worked out a simple and effective staging, a constant flowing rhythm which,
together with the celebrated sets, was to make 'Four Saints' one of the most
successful spectacles in America. As with Picasso, Satie and Cocteau's Parade,
which had been not so much a ballet as a colourful presentation of music,
movement and images, 'Four Saints' would be something other than opera,
something closer ...
more opera singers in the dignity and simplicity and extraordinary plastic line
than any white singers could ever be. And they enunciated the text so clearly you
could understand every word. Frederick Ashton's rhythmic staging was inspired
and so were Florine's costumes and sets. Imagine a crinkled sky-blue cellophane
background, set in white lace borders, like a valentine against which were placed
the rich and royal costumes of the saints in red velvets, etc. and the dark Spanish
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I enjoyed reading and learning about this remarkable woman. she was at the start of the modern painting and literature. he had an influence on 20th century culture and she live a very radical life without making it a issue. she was someone that lived our life and her values Volledige review lezen
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