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by karla
Thu Oct 12, 2006 11:48 pm
Forum: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Topic: What Versions of Sweeney Todd Have You Read/Seen?
Replies: 63
Views: 11609

I saw Sweeney Todd on Broadway in Feb, the same version that Fan saw and that the video clips are taken from (that db posted). It was fantastic!! I believe both Johnny and Tim saw this version too. A search on Sweeney Todd shows that versions are currently playing: 1. in Bradenton (near Tampa ). htt...
by karla
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: The Monday Night Thread
Topic: MONDAY NIGHT THREAD - Upcoming Projects
Replies: 70
Views: 5431

Re: MONDAY NIGHT THREAD - Upcoming Projects

:welcome: Noodlemantras to the Monday Night Thread. It’s nice to be back here after missing a week. :-D But when there is live hot Johnny, priorities change. :thud: And speaking of priorities….. Johnny’s rumored upcoming projects: The Rum Diary The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Shantaram I, Fatty T...
by karla
Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Shantaram
Topic: Shantaram Book Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

I personally found almost no similarities between the two books at all other than on the surface. Shantaram is a brilliantly written, insightful, fictional biography of a very courageous, intelligent, creative man who suffered greatly and was open to learning life's lessons. Every one I have recomme...
by karla
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #15 ~ Do you like me now?
Replies: 26
Views: 5384

I really like him. I see the tortured soul, the struggle between good and evil, and right and wrong, and the long battle with alcoholism. A man who wanted to do the right things yet somehow never really quite did until the end. I think if I had sat with him through those discussions he had with Burn...
by karla
Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:27 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #14 ~ Favorite Passages
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Of course the opening monologue, which I have read over the phone or in person to so many people . Ironically I had marked one passage in the book before I knew of Johnny's attraction to it... "That is what I envy in you stage people. The notion that something......But that is not what life is, it i...
by karla
Sun Dec 18, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #13 ~ The Message
Replies: 31
Views: 4136

Wow - that's a tough question. I'm going to have to ponder that one. I think you can take all kinds of lessons from Rochester's life, but whether or not the play has a message is a different matter. They are two entirely different matters. I agree that they are two entirely different matters. I cou...
by karla
Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #12a - Resistance to God
Replies: 22
Views: 3417

All of these passages at the very end are comments about Rochestor so I can think that Down's comment must be about Rochestor too. I think that Rochestor was a spark to Down's and now he has gone. This could be an interesting play on words by Jeffreys since if you look up spark in the dictionary it ...
by karla
Sat Dec 17, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #12b - Acceptance of God?
Replies: 14
Views: 2163

I agree that we will never know for sure. Several factors however lead me to believe that in the end he died a man of faith. He was born of faith and was shaken from it. He hated the man he had become, the king and his debaucherous court and the lifestyle of the time. His satires were directed at al...
by karla
Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #12a - Resistance to God
Replies: 22
Views: 3417

Good comments. Wilmot was raised to believe in God and lost his faith through a whole series of life experiences - I believe one of the most significant had to have been the lack of a relationship with his father and that his father chose to be with the king and not him. Abandonment cause many to lo...
by karla
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #11 ~ Men!
Replies: 29
Views: 4300

Women were only permitted on the stage after Charles was restored so it was the first opportunity for women to show independence in that way. I don't think there was 20th century influence on this speech. All the bio's suggest that Barry was that headstrong and that the big mistake that Rochestor ma...
by karla
Wed Dec 14, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #10 ~ Learning to Love
Replies: 15
Views: 2771

Re: TL Question #10 ~ Learning to Love

When the Earl finds out that E. Barry is pregnant with his child he tells her, “This is not like the other children. (with E. Malet) This is the child of our passion. Passion which would confirm it a child of hope. My other children were born of despair, conceived in a country marriage bed. When I ...
by karla
Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #9 ~ Letters
Replies: 17
Views: 1800

Re: TL Question #9 ~ Letters

[b]pg. 69 JW speaking to Charles: “ I never met my father, but the letters had a smell which I knew was his. The letters in my hand, the fact that they were for me, and from my father…in the moment before I opened them, I knew the most intense surge of certainty that I was where I belonged and that...
by karla
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #8 - Urgent Nows or Why Should I's?
Replies: 27
Views: 4139

Johnny sees acting as just a job, a weird job, but a job none the less. He distiguishes reality from the falseness of acting. He is not John Wilmot, he is Johnny Depp portraying John Wilmot and when he goes home to his kiddies he is Johnny Depp. I think in all our lives we act to a certain extent. I...
by karla
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #7 - The Death of Downs
Replies: 39
Views: 5039

Jeremy Lamb suggests that "Rochestor's drunken aggression caused the death of a friend". He also reminds us that Rochestor was not the only person to run off and leave Down's, they all did and that it was likely that they did not even notice that he was not with them until they stopped running. It w...
by karla
Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: The Libertine
Topic: TL Question #5 ~ The Elizabeths
Replies: 16
Views: 1741

What differences and similarities do you see between Elizabeth Barry and Elizabeth Malet? I think both Elizabeths were independent women. Elizabeth M. married Wilmot because, unlike any of her other suitors, he revealed that he would risk all to have her. So she married for love not property or pos...

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