It is not the same discussion of why is Aida black and Amneris often white. This time it is about the pyramides, or rather the lack of them. It ain't Egypt without them, that is what some critic say. Still some of the same critics finds it natural and "Egyptian" (exotic, you know) to have bloody pagan rituals and erotic dances. It seem typical for the White eye that Egyptian can be replaced by Aztec or another exotic location/race. How interesting? Not.
(I have not seen this production.)
Express.co.uk - - Apr 28, 2010
THERE WAS a heavy police presence outside the Royal Opera House on Tuesday night as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a ...
Reuters UK - - Apr 28, 2010
LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian pyramids and elephants have made way for ethnic violence, pagan ritual and death in the Royal Opera House's blood-filled, ...
This is London - - Apr 28, 2010
Aida without the pyramids and elephants? Is that not an oxymoron? But it's precisely what David McVicar was ...
Independent - - Apr 28, 2010
The ancient rituals begin as soon as Verdi's ethereal strings start tracing out their yearning opening motif. No candy coloured chiffon, ...
At the same time there is an outrage about an Harvard Law Student sending an e-mail explaining who she believes that Black people are less intelligent than White. To tell an adult woman that her belief is false and racist is to some people worse than that a person holding this kinds of belief is very close to a job where she will decide who gets legal help. Who knew that Harvard was not island insulated against racism etc? (No man is an island, indeed)
Huffington Post (blog) - 18 hours ago
A recent email by Harvard law student Stephanie Grace allegedly asserts, "I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, ...
Harvard law dean condemns student e-mail on blacks The Associated Press
Full text of Stephanie Grace's e-mail Boston Globe
The Law School Empathy Deficit. Tapped (blog)
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