Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:46 pm

As no-one has picked up the baton.....

Who founded the Madrasa-e-Alihah in Calcutta in 1780, with the aim of teaching Persian and Arabic to Muslim students? He is more famous for the unfortunate way in which his career ended.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:29 pm

Alas poor nelson i knew him horatio?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:36 pm

Afraid not

Clue - he was impeached.....

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:33 pm

Thanks neil for the clue and a go at the repechage ... Its therefore warren hastings

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:08 pm

Hope it's not being cheeky but on the strong assumption that Mr Hastings was indeed the gentleman in question let's press on:

His assumed name in the original Italian version of a Verdi opera is Signor Fontana. In German language versions he is Meister Bach. By what English name is this character better known to opera and theatre audiences?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:33 pm

Hastings is correct (could have sworn I posted!)

Not sure about the opera question. Usually characters in Italian opera have the same name in English as they do in Italian....

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:06 pm

This guy's name doesn't vary but the assumed name he adopts in the opera can do depending on whether it's performed in Italian or German (clear as mud!). But anyway it is his actual name that I seek. And he is known to theatre buffs as well as opera-goers.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:55 pm

Is it the Masked Ball?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:31 pm

Verdi - suggests one of his Shakespearian adaptations. I'm pretty sure that Falstaff adopts a disguise to visit Mistress Ford. So this could be Sir John

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby davidmfay » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:47 pm

Neil - it's not the Masked Ball I'm afraid. Andy is right about the Bardic connection but it's not the rotund Sir John ... very close though


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