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Subject: Re: William Tell in the house
From: Jeff Dailey <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Sat, 29 Oct 2016 13:28:31 -0400
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I am at the Met also, and have the same questions.  The best line in the opera so far was Arnold's, "This is painful to witness."   

Jeff D.  

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> On Oct 29, 2016, at 1:23 PM, McCawley, Christina <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> I'm sitting in William Tell at the first intermission. Some questions: what were the upside down cow and sheep doing there when the curtain went up? Why are some women in the chorus wearing coolie hats? Was that usual dress in thirteenth century Switzerland? Williams son Jemmy is a pants role. Why does he look so much like a girl with his hair and short skirt?  I'd like to know.
> 
> Christina McCawley
> West Chester University
> F.H.Green Library
> West Chester, PA 19383
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