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  •  your friend stayed past Act I? Wow, especially... (5+ / 0-)

    .....because Act I is almost 2 hours long.  But then so is Act III of Die Meistersinger, which is definitely a smarmier illustration of Wagner's mean-spiritedness in its depiction of Beckmesser (even if I know of people in real life who are Beckmesser-ish, and aren't Jewish or half-Jewish, as Eduard Hanslick, the critic Wagner ridiculed as Beckmesser, was).

    "It's only in books that the officers of the detective force are superior to the weakness of making a mistake." (Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone)

    by chingchongchinaman on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:24:45 PM PST

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