Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sat Dec 03, 2011 11:35 pm

Pirates of Penzance. Sung by the "heroic" police force who had probably just heard their pensions were going to be cut.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:07 pm

It was the first great canonical opera to premiere in the US. Within 5 years it had been adapted as a (silent!) Hollywood movie. Which recent centenarian opera?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:00 pm

I'm going to try Il Fianculla del West.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:10 pm

Good man Neil that's the one (based on play/novel by David Belasco). Sorry I seem to have jumped the gun on this thread (it was already your go!) but I now hand over to you in all humility.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:01 pm

"On the second day, a sail drew near, nearer, and picked me up at last. It was the devious-cruising Rachel, that in her retracing search after her missing children, only found another orphan"
are the last words of which novel?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sat Dec 17, 2011 7:59 pm

Is this Moby Dick?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:12 pm

Correct!

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:22 pm

Which writer's works include Why Orwell Matters, Letters to a Young Contrarian and God Is Not Great?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:10 pm

That sounds like the recently departed Christopher Hitchens.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby NickM » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:21 pm

It is Christopher Hitchens


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