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The Spectre Ship of Salem

Despite the Salem marketing memo, Halloween is time for ghosts, not witches, who already have their Walpurgis eve. I don’t think any ghost story could be more appropriate for a Salem Halloween than that of the legendary “Spectre Ship of Salem” which...
From: streets of salem on 29 Oct 2021

Outlander, from Season 4, Drums of Autumn: a question of rape, violated heroes; Claire marginalized

Brianna (Sophie Skelton), just after she’s been raped (Season 4, Episode 10) Friends, Since writing about the first half of Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the American colonialist past, a book of fathers & ghosts, I’ve watched the whole...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 26 Feb 2019

Outlander, Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the Colonialist American Past, a book of fathers & ghosts

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser I’ve never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all … Any library is filled with them. I can take a book from dusty shelves, and be haunted by the thoughts of one long dead, still lively as...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Feb 2019

19th Century Christmas Stories: Chekhov’s mood pieces, an Oliphant tale of the “unseen,” & in Trollope’s Orley Farm

Christmas at Noningsby Friends and readers, As is our wont for too many years than I like to count, Christmas week on (we have now resided on five different platforms) we took time out to read a few Christmas or...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 3 Jan 2019

William Davenant’s Macbeth: Shakespeare “Improved” at the Folger

Kate Eastwood Norris as Lady Macbeth in the present Folger production Friends and readers, I much enjoyed, indeed was drawn to attend minutely to the Folger Shakespeare William Davenant’s 1673 version of Shakespeare’s Macbeth this afternoon....
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 16 Sep 2018

Summer movies? Damsel, Mr Rogers, and Puck

Friends, I saw the Zellner Brothers’ pernicious film, Damsel, about two weeks ago now in my film club, and had debated ever since if I should write about it. I hoped it would go away, not be shown anywhere or hardly at all, not make any profit so...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 2 Jul 2018

The mystery, detective, suspense, gothic, spy-thriller, crime, murder novel

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison (Prime Suspect series) I, too, dislike it — Marianne Moore Friends, I’ve embarked on a reading journey through an area mostly unfamiliar to me, and Polonius-like, can come up with only the clumsiest of labels:...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 30 May 2018

Trollope’s Christmas stories

John Millais, “Christmas Story-Telling,” “Christmas Supplement,” London News, 20 December 1862 In his Autobiography Trollope put himself firmly on record as resisting not just the commercialization of Christmas, but the way a cultural...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Dec 2017

Light into Dark: this year’s life of reading and watching ….

[A draft: which I will come back to in order to add comments to some of the books & pictures) Friends, I sometimes think that nothing I write anymore comes from an singular me, but it’s all somehow coming out of shared experiences, sometimes...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 8 Dec 2017

Nearly a year of reading Virginia Woolf: the struggle to write a new form of novel (2)

E. M. Forster by Dora Carrington, 1920 (he was one of Hogarth Press’s authors, the Woolf’s friend Friends and readers, The second part of Hermione Lee’s biography of Virginia Woolf takes us through the first years of Leonard and Virginia...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 20 Mar 2017

1 Outlander 14-16, The Search, Wentworth Prison, To Ransom a Man’s Soul: Finale

Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser (Caitronia Balfe) singing & dancing to attract attention Murtagh Fraser (Duncan LaCroix) grim, near by (frm Episode 14, “The Search”) Claire: May I make a suggestion? Perhaps you could sing a song to jazz...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Dec 2016

Outlander 6 & 7: The tapestry of the Garrison Commander and the Wedding

Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitrionia Balfe) drinking, eating, confiding on their wedding night (Outlander 7) Friends and readers, I carry on my comparison of Outlander with Poldark (see Outlander as a descendant of Waverley): as film art, as mini-series,...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 12 Oct 2016

Alan Rickman (1946-2016), In memoriam

A close-up Friends and readers, More than week late, because before writing my tribute I wanted to re-watch a few of my favorite films, all of which Alan Rickman worked in centrally; but with one good clip and trailer, and a whole YouTube movie, I add...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jan 2016

Teaching Tom Jones: poaching, gamekeepers, & injustice; Jacobites, superstition/discontent & Culloden (3)

[This is still in partial draft stage so if you read it now, take note it lacks links, some quotations and more stills] Partridge, Jacobite, schoolmaster, brought before Allworthy as Tom’s father (Jack MacGowran) Black George, gamekeeper, defending...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 29 Dec 2015

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T....

The Ghosts; Or, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Crukshanks, written by T. Dibdin, Esq.—Sung by Mr. Fawcett, at Covent-Garden Theatre, published 25th March 1805, by Laurie and Whittle. This broadsheet includes the lyrics of the ballad sung at Covent Garden in...

Our first 2015/16 event—Shadows and Sandmen—is on tomorrow!

Filed under: Events Tagged: art, ETA Hoffmann, fiction, Germany, ghost stories, gothic, literature, Ludwig van Beethoven, Mary Shelley, maternity, music, nineteenth century, performance, Romanticism
From: CRECS// on 25 Oct 2015

First event—Shadows and Sandmen: Or, Things that Go CRECS in the Night, 26 Oct 2015

Our first CRECS event will celebrate Halloween week in spooktacular style. We’ll be kicking the 2015/16 programme off with an exploration of the nineteenth-century gothic literature and music. The Romantic period saw the emergence of the first...
From: CRECS// on 15 Oct 2015

2015 in Poldark, reconceived out of 1975, Graham’s post WW2 Poldark novels: Episode 2

As the second episode begins in a series of sequences, Verity’s begins a diary of Trollope and others’ responsible (not half=crazaed lustim) resistance and his courting of her, th oldest brother, Charles’s, older child. [Pray do not...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 24 Jun 2015

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