Looking to make a list of famous artists, in all media, who "started it all." [more inside]
What's the name of these sneakers? [more inside]
After months of research, we've finally discovered the film
that was shown the night my theatre opened in 1919. The question is, how would I go about finding out if there are existing prints of this movie available? [more inside]
Oh man, I am a sucker for old romances. Your film recommendations, please? [more inside]
Which book would you consider a "universal" book? [more inside]
Who is buying music by Shostakovich, watching silent movies, and reading Thackeray? [more inside]
Any suggestions for classic literature that offers the hope of belly laughs? I'm looking for laugh-out-loud funny classic fiction, preferably pre-1900. Kind of like this question
, but with books instead of movies. [more inside]
Points for a comparison essay between Apollo and Dionysus? [more inside]
I want to read Plato in the original Greek. Unfortunately, I don't know any. [more inside]
Which translations of western classics like the Iliad, Odyssey and Oresteia would you recommend? [more inside]
My mother has asked me if I can find a book for her for Christmas. She's after something on philosophy - the classical variety in particular. Any suggested titles? [more inside]
Cinephiles and Filmhounds! Recommend some great comedies for me based on what I already like... [more inside]
What's that ancient Greek quote that goes something like, Give me a city/village and I can turn it into a great nation?
What's the best way for an almost-college graduate to find a job teaching Latin and/or Greek? I'll have a BA in Classics from a good school, but limited teaching experience. I'm not particularly looking to get certified because I don't want to do this for more than a few years.
Here is an appeal to the Classics scholars out there. Some time ago I read an article that told a story in passing of the effects of live drama upon an unsophisticated audience in a provincial town in the Roman empire. The citizens had hitherto never been exposed to the particular form--it was on the comedic end of the scale and involved singing as I imperfectly recall--and reacted with a sort of mass hysteria: they went into a mass swoon, rioted and things fell apart and days later there were still people in the streets singing the choruses of the songs. I have tried to Google this a number of times and have yet to find anything resembling what I read. Does this ring a bell with anyone here ?
I'm about to head off to London and I want to see some good, serious theatre. I'm VERY careful about what I see (theatre being expensive), and I like to read many reviews first. Instead of buying 30 newspapers and magazines, is there a site somewhere that collects or links to multiple reviews of each current show?
PS. I'm really looking for reviews, but if you want to recommend a specific show, please note that I prefer classics to modern plays. And I really like classics when they're done withOUT any obvious conceptual twist (i.e. I DON'T want to see "Hamlet" set on the moon.)
We've got quite a large DVD collection, but they naturally tend towards newer releases. This weekend I want to bolster the "classic" movie section. (more inside) [more inside]