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Now, where have I seen that before?

Looking to make a list of famous artists, in all media, who "started it all." [more inside]
posted by Melismata on Mar 5, 2008 - 68 answers

Mystery Sneakers from the past

What's the name of these sneakers? [more inside]
posted by nnk on Jan 10, 2008 - 4 answers

How do I find a copy of a movie from 1919?

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]
posted by Newbornstranger on Dec 9, 2007 - 11 answers

Suggest your favorite classic romance film

Oh man, I am a sucker for old romances. Your film recommendations, please? [more inside]
posted by sonofslim on Apr 15, 2007 - 48 answers

Is there a "universal" book?

Which book would you consider a "universal" book? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Mar 14, 2007 - 57 answers

Are snobs the new dinosaurs?

Who is buying music by Shostakovich, watching silent movies, and reading Thackeray? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 10, 2006 - 33 answers

Laugh-out-loud funny classic lit?

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]
posted by mediareport on May 8, 2006 - 62 answers

Points for a comparison essay between Apollo and Dionysus?

Points for a comparison essay between Apollo and Dionysus? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Apr 26, 2006 - 6 answers

Should I even bother trying to learn ancient Greek?

I want to read Plato in the original Greek. Unfortunately, I don't know any. [more inside]
posted by sid on Mar 6, 2006 - 27 answers

Which translations of western classics should I read?

Which translations of western classics like the Iliad, Odyssey and Oresteia would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon on Feb 28, 2006 - 41 answers

A guide to classical philosophy?

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]
posted by edd on Dec 3, 2005 - 11 answers

Recommend some great comedies!

Cinephiles and Filmhounds! Recommend some great comedies for me based on what I already like... [more inside]
posted by Robot Johnny on Nov 4, 2005 - 33 answers

ancient Greek quote

What's that ancient Greek quote that goes something like, Give me a city/village and I can turn it into a great nation?
posted by stopgap on Oct 23, 2005 - 7 answers

Teaching Classic Languages

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.
posted by rustcellar on Jan 27, 2005 - 7 answers

Singing Mania

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 ?
posted by y2karl on Jul 10, 2004 - 19 answers

Is there a review aggregator for London theatre?

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.)
posted by grumblebee on Apr 30, 2004 - 8 answers

Classic DVDs

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]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Mar 18, 2004 - 62 answers

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