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Aida versus Political Correctness

Last week the papers ran yet another story that makes me fear for the future of this country. A student production of Aida has been cancelled due to charges of “cultural appropriation’, as the leading roles were likely to be played by white actors. The production was not to be the original, by Verdi, but … Continue reading

Not Singing in ‘Aida’

Not Singing in ‘Aida’

I became interested in Egyptologist Amelia B. Edwards (1831-92) through a number of sources. Firstly, I was amazed by her tomb in Henbury churchyard, now in the northern suburb of Henbury, Bristol. It  is unique  in having an obelisk, and the Egyptian sign Ankh, a thoroughly unChristian symbology in sacred space. Then I  saw a … Continue reading