Source: Slipped Disc | Published on 2013-12-16
Source: PianoMorphosis | Published on 2013-12-16
Comparisons are odorous, as the linguistically challenged Dogberry contends in “Much Ado About Nothing,” but they can also be instructive. These productions are a study in cultural contrasts, shedding light on the difficulty of translating Shakespeare from the page to the stage on either side of the pond but ours especially.
“Ms. Swift and the orchestra are not strangers: though she has not performed with the ensemble, she was the recipient of its annual Harmony Award in 2011, and has performed at the Schermerhorn. A resident of Nashville since she was 14, Ms. Swift also pledged $4 million to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012, and 14,000 children’s books to the Nashville Public Library the same year.”