Monday, December 31, 2012

Assignment: The Pirates of Penzance -- posted by Mom

Lo and behold the 1983 Linda Ronstadt/Kevin Kline version is on Netflix as well!  Also Gilbert and Sullivan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pirates_of_Penzance

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086112/

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Assignment: The Mikado -- posted by Mom

The 1939 version is on Netflix, and I'd like for you all to see it. It's a wonderful Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. You'll love Gilbert's wit, but you must pay careful attention or you'll miss a lot, that's why I'm looking forward to watching it again with whoever still needs to see it.

Gilbert and Sullivan:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_and_Sullivan

Also, I enjoyed reading the reviews on IMDb. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031650/reviews

Here's the Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mikado

Also, check out this page on D'Oyly Carte Opera Company http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%27Oyly_Carte_Opera_Company

Homeschool provided by Netflix and Wikipedia, lol.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Overheard -- posted by Mom

Richard, with a great Christmas idea for his dad: "Hey, why don't you sing that partridge in a pantry song?"