Many aspects of A Night in Venice could be easily adapted into a sitcom. The characters are archetype upon archetype — a corrupt duke, an Italian spaghetti chef and a trio of senators — and all provided clearly defined roles in the operetta.
Breaking free from history, but also finding her culture again, Bickersteth’s vocalizations of 20th century male classical composers from Rachmaninoff to John Cage was an allegorical re-rooting of culture.
The couple are targeting “daydreamers and wanderlusts,” according to Mr. Matthews. Moving from careers in sales and corporate recruiting respectively, the couple wanted to use their memories of places that they had visited and loved.
Sarah Rhul’s script is undoubtedly difficult to stage. Scenes are short and rely on a staggering amount silence to tell their stories. There is a sense of time passing endlessly, but also no time at all.
With full-frontal genitalia, erections and even actual sex featuring increasingly in film, this explicitness in presentation has caused critical consternation and accusations that such film narratives are borderline pornographic.
On Saturday December 5, UBC and Vancouver celebrity interviewer Nardwuar suffered a stroke during a party hosted by Mint Records.
“This is an East Van Panto,” said Drover. “It’s very much of East Vancouver, which I think is something that’s very important to the company. It honours the community of East Vancouver, which is very community oriented [and] very family oriented.”
Regardless of the degree type, an undergraduate university education without work experience is unlikely to bring students an adequate return on their investment.
Opera has the ability, over straight theatre or musicals, to be over-dramatic without compromising the legitimacy of the performance or storyline. Of course falling in love in the space of one song is ridiculous, but the sold-out audience of opening night were swept along with the comedy, romance and excitement.
A team of international scientists, including a biology professor from UBCO, have discovered that there are two species of giant tortoises living on the Santa Cruz island in the Galapagos, in contrast to the one that had previously been identified.
For a play with such a (perhaps) off-putting title, Cock is surprisingly PG. Sex happens, yes. It’s very passionate, but at no point do clothes come off, there is very little man-to-man or man-to-woman contact, yet the tension and passion in the scenes is electrifying.
“Sex and murder is basically how we communicate in opera,” said Philippe Castagner, who will be singing the role of Le Chevalier des Grieux in UBC Opera’s production of Manon.
“Harry Potter is this global phenomenon,” said Shriver. “I started to realise that there are a lot of connections that Vancouver specifically has with this phenomenon.”
When one man can make a room full of adults laugh, cry, feel excessively uncomfortable and mourn for a man they never knew all in 90 minutes, it's undeniable that something special is happening.
During this period he wrote a letter to his former lover, Lord Alfred Douglas, who, according to Dr Gregory Mackie, a Wilde scholar in the department of English, was “one of the greatest shits in the history of English literature.”