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Subject: Re: An updated Carmen
From: "G. Paul Padillo" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:G. Paul Padillo
Date:Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:18:12 -0500
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I'm usually the last person in the world to "not" defend a regie production or a concept a bit 
outside of the box - even if it veers slightly from the libretto, i.e., maybe there is no "tree" 
where a "tree" is supposed to be - or having every scene in Pelleas take place in a grand 
room of a Victorian mansion - or La Boheme in a space ship.  BUT, when you fundamentally 
alter it to the point where the story has a twist just for "twist's" sake - you've likely lost me, 
and a champion for your cause.  

JOSE
Vous pouvez m'arrêter.
C'est moi qui l'ai tuée !
(Escamillo paraît sur les marches du cirque. José
se jette sur le corps de Carmen.)
Ah ! Carmen ! ma Carmen adorée !

(JOSÉ
You can arrest me.
I was the one who killed her!
(Escamillo appears on the arena steps. José
throws himself upon Carmen's body.)
Ah! Carmen! My adored Carmen!)

So, to ask Aretha Franklin's age old question:  "Who's zoomin' who?"

p.

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