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Subject: Re: I was not kidding you.
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:58:53 -0400
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Why doesn't some feminist write his or her own opera and see if it survives?

On Fri, Mar 31, 2017 at 5:38 PM, T A <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Or how about if Calaf kills Turandot instead for all the men that she's
> murdered? I bet the audience wouldn't have been as receptive to that idea.
> Either way, it's stupid to try and change the ending and sets a bad
> precedent.
>
>
> Zot
>
> ________________________________
> From: Discussion of opera and related issues <[log in to unmask]>
> on behalf of Kiwi <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 4:57 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: I was not kidding you.
>
> Why does murdering a man who offers love to another human being who doesn't
> understand life become a feminist manifesto?
>
> I find this a fairly unfortunate depiction.  First, it flies in the face of
> what Puccini adamantly wanted--a happy ending.
>
> Second, this retelling perpetuates the myth that all a woman really wants
> is
> to emasculate a man and, failing then, murder is a reasonable option.
>
> If you want a truly feminist ending--that again goes against Puccini's
> wishes (and the historical story) then Turandot would have given the name
> Calaf (perhaps) and simply told him that since he won, her reign of terror
> was ended but that she would not marry him.  He was free to go with her
> thanks and a hefty reward for solving the puzzle.
>
> Again, I find it offensive to connect real feminist with the need to murder
> a man.  Only in a certain segment of the male rights movement would this be
> promulgated as realistic take on feminism.
>
> And the fact the audience applauded?  I think that says more about how our
> basic decency and morality has erode over the last few decades (duck
> everyone, because here it comes) and as most recently evidenced in the
> recent US elections.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Handelman
> Sent: Friday, March 31, 2017 1:00 AM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: [Norton AntiSpam]I was not kidding you.
>
> http://www.cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/performance/
> article/20856157/turandot-gets-the-ending-it-deserves-
> and-its-brilliantly-feminist
>
> [http://r1.cltampa.com/files/base/scomm/cltampa/image/2017/
> 03/16x9/960w/Screen_Shot_2017_03_26_at_11.08.03_AM.58d7d9880e18c.jpg]<
> http://www.cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/performance/
> article/20856157/turandot-gets-the-ending-it-deserves-
> and-its-brilliantly-feminist>
>
> Turandot gets the ending it deserves — and it's brilliantly feminist<
> http://www.cltampa.com/arts-entertainment/performance/article/20856157/
> turandot-gets-the-ending-it-deserves-and-its-brilliantly-feminist>
> www.cltampa.com
> At long last, Maestro Anton Coppola gives Turandot the ending it deserves.
>
>
>
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