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An Autumn Flitting by George Cotterell

October 17th, 2008 (05:26 pm)
thirsty

Current Mood: thirsty
Current Song: Nada es lo Que Parece Ser by Andrea Guasch

My roof is hardly picturesque -
It lacks the pleasant reddish brown
Of the tiled house-tops out of town,
And cannot even hope to match
The modest beauty of the thatch:
Nor is it Gothic or grotesque -
No gable breaks, with quaint design,
Its hard monotony of line,
And not a gargoyle on the spout
Brings any latent beauty out:
Its only charm - I hold it high -
Is just its nearness to the sky.
- from An Autumn Flitting by George Cotterell

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: October 18th, 2008 09:47 am (UTC)
TadMack says: :)

Okay, I *LOVE* this.
We have a gargoyle, kind of, on this flat (actually they're angels, allegedly, but a couple of sticking out their tongues), but our place isn't nearly as swanky as tons of others with all of the gorgeous historical detailings, or even thatch. (I think that's only in England, anyway). But ours is lovely these crisp, clear, autumn days as well...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 18th, 2008 03:00 pm (UTC)

Very cool. :)

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)

Oh, I love it too.


btw, this is random, but - have you seen the Sweeney Todd movie with Johnny Depp?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)

All the pretty birds...

No, I haven't.

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
dark-glasses

are you a fan of ST?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)

It's okay in parts. I watched the original production (the filmed, televised show of the original cast) online earlier this year. I have never seen it staged live.

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 03:06 am (UTC)
happy

Mmmm...I don't really care for the original production, I mean it's alright, but not my favorite. I really really love the movie, however.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC)

Ditto for the original. I have respect for it, for the ground it broke and the things they did with the staging, but I wasn't blown away by the vocals nor the songs.

I've heard good things about the film.

I like Sondheim. Of his full-out shows, I have seen and heard Sunday in the Park with George (live, full production; really enjoyed Act 1) and Into the Woods (views: taped, officially released original production; heard: original soundtrack and revival soundtrack - which included one of my favorite underrated actresses/singers, so I would have LOVED to have seen this live on stage!) I want to play Little Red in Into the Woods before I age out of the role. I really want to see/hear Assassins, and I love the title song of Anyone Can Whistle, but I've never seen it nor heard it in full.

Of the shows in which he was one of many involved, I have seen and appeared in West Side Story and Gypsy.

Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
excited

My aunt, who is also an actress, says her favorite musical is Assassins. I haven't seen (or heard the soundtracks to) any of the shows you mentioned, though.

Well, except West Side Story, I've seen that movie. And I've heard some Gypsy songs...I SO want to see the current Broadway revival of that with Patti LuPone and Laura Benanti, but I doubt that'll happen...sigh.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: October 19th, 2008 09:01 pm (UTC)

I've only heard little pieces of Assassins. If you feel like it, visit YouTube and look up performances from Assassins by Neil Patrick Harris.

West Side Story is a fantastic film with beautiful choreography and performances. The stage production differs a bit - For example, all of the Shark Girls sing America, split in half for and half against it, while the film splits it by gender, Shark Girls vs. Shark Boys. The production in which I was involved had a great deal of backstage drama, but I still loved being in the show.

The Gypsy production in which I was involved was so much fun.

I am not really a fan of Patti LuPone. Please don't hate me. :)

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