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Subject: Re: "Eugene Onegin" question
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:41:04 -0500
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The misuse of the term "tragic" continues.  what is usually meant is
something pathetic, sad, or merely unfortunate; not the catastrophic
event which tragedy implies.

I only hope Onegin is not destined to be portrayed as guilty of sexual
harassment.

dtmk.

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 10:53 PM, Jon Goldberg <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I assume that "tragically learns too late" is code for "realizes he loves
> Tatyana only when
> he can't have her, because a richer and more important man got her first."
>
> Or, take a look at the lyrics to "Cry Me A River" as it would be sung by
> Tatyana, lol.
>
>
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:25:41 -0500, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >Dennis Ryan wrote (re Onegin):
> >
> >"What say you all?"
> >
> >I would say that Tatyana made the right decision, listening to her head
> (and her
> common
> >sense) instead of her heart.  Life with Gremin may not be the most
> exciting in the
> world, but
> >life with Onegin would be walking on shifting sand (and as a social
> outcast, too).  I find
> >Tatyana one of the few thoroughly admirable characters in opera.
> >
> >MDW
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