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by Marianne
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Appreciating Each Other
Replies: 83
Views: 6895

Re: Appreciating Each Other

Just wanna say, I've been recognized several times at the Les Mis stage door by People From The Internet--mostly by people who lurked on Abaissé/musicals.net/my LiveJournal, but a couple of times by people I actually knew. And once it was a fellow Abaissé denizen who I had NO IDEA I might run into a...
by Marianne
Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: 19th Century performances of Les Mis
Replies: 3
Views: 889

Re: 19th Century performances of Les Mis

VH's son Charles Hugo did a theatrical adaptation in 1863: http://books.google.com/books?id=1EY6AAAAcAAJ&printsec=frontcover It was banned in France and had to be performed in Brussels instead of Paris--Napoleon III was, ah, not very fond of Hugo. I could swear someone dug it up in English once,...
by Marianne
Thu May 30, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Brick Meta
Topic: Popular Fanon
Replies: 207
Views: 16445

Re: Popular Fanon

Just a note--I'm reading a fascinating book on Charles Jeanne right now, and the author puts forth a theory that (a) the failure of the June rebellion was partially due to the opposition leaders and mainstream republicans in positions of power (the ones who had legislative seats or edited influentia...
by Marianne
Wed May 29, 2013 3:27 am
Forum: Les Misérables
Topic: Broadway revival 06-08
Replies: 12
Views: 1716

Re: Broadway revival 06-08

They also did a few new things with the fact that the Broadhurst stage extended very far out on either side, practically out into the audience. Enough for them to run ladders from the stage straight up into the box seats on either side: some of the ensemble entrances, especially in Look Down, involv...
by Marianne
Wed May 29, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Brick Meta
Topic: Popular Fanon
Replies: 207
Views: 16445

Re: Popular Fanon

I'm not sure I'd call Enjolras naïve at all. Narrow, certainly, and therefore without much interest in, ah, the finer aspects of life outside his laserlike focus on the Revolution. (Poetry! I was talking about poetry, you pervs!) But he seems to be the one most focused on the French revolutionary tr...
by Marianne
Fri May 24, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Brick Meta
Topic: Popular Fanon
Replies: 207
Views: 16445

Re: Popular Fanon

I assigned Enjolras' birthday as being in September. Then again, does it really matter? I am not sure if Hugo gave actual birthdates for the characters. the only clue I can remember is Éponine telling Marius that she was two months shy of her birthday when the Gorbeau House incident happened, which...
by Marianne
Thu May 23, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 187
Views: 15795

Re: Any Doctor Who fans here?

My fanwanky soul wants to believe he's the Valeyard, but it seems far more likely that he's a Time War incarnation, which makes it rather unlikely that he could also be the Valeyard without some serious handwaving. (Plus, "What I did, I did in the name of peace and sanity" doesn't sound ve...
by Marianne
Sun May 19, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 187
Views: 15795

Re: Any Doctor Who fans here?

Best pre-credits sequence, or best pre-credits sequence? I watched the episode with two different groups of people and there was literal screaming both times.
by Marianne
Fri May 17, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

brick!Enjolras hardly sees the roses, ignores the springtime, and is perfectly indifferent to Marius' lonely soul unless Marius won't shut up about it when they've got a riot brewing right under their feet. :lol: I can't see him caring, but I also doubt he'd bother shutting Marius up during normal r...
by Marianne
Fri May 17, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

Quick note before I have to disappear from the internet for the night and Do Things: has fandom's collective memory grown short, or are all you guys already aware that this totally happened over Barricade Day 2010? Giant Abaissé/LM fandom meetup in Paris, a couple dozen people. The 25th anniversary ...
by Marianne
Fri May 17, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

I like the Red and Black suggestion. There *is* a Lamarque is Dead comparison, but if I recall correctly it's mostly West End Enjolrati and notable understudies, like John Owen-Jones. The Broadway recordings are harder to get your mitts on from the trading community at large, and there's usually on...
by Marianne
Thu May 16, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

isn't that silencing different views? ;) if my views are silenced one more time i'm leaving and i'll never return... Generally the way freedom of speech works is that you have the freedom to say whatever you want and other people have the freedom to tell you they think you're wrong. :wink: However,...
by Marianne
Thu May 16, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

It was always defined here as "more government control." and a government that can infringe on your religion and tell you what to believe, a government that can tell you what to say, etc. So whenever Americans are fighting against socialism--- it means, trying to tell the government to st...
by Marianne
Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 187
Views: 15795

Re: Any Doctor Who fans here?

Just rewatched Army of Ghosts/Doomsday mainly to see a certain les mis veteran who's in it. Forgot how good that double episode was especially the dalek/cyberman sass battle at the start of the second episode. So sad at the end though. *looks up the cast list* ...OMFG it IS him! How did I not notic...
by Marianne
Thu May 16, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain
Replies: 48061
Views: 2046918

Re: Le Cafe Mu(in)sain

More bloopers, Auf, or more of Vikdal Gyula? My favorite is John Barr's "weeee'lll be THEEeEEEeeEEEeeEEEeERE!" He totally owned it. More bloopers. They are just hilarious. I wonder though where that "Vienna" recording comes from, as there was no production in Vienna 2003. IIRC i...

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