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Subject: Re: An updated Carmen
From: Don <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Don <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 3 Jan 2018 14:51:43 -0700
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Was Carmen Don Jose's tormentor?   Seem to me it was the other way around.
Dond

On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 1:18 PM, G. Paul Padillo <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> 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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