A celebration of the kitties (and their friends) of the CatBlogosphere in verse.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Happy G&S Halloween
As promised, here is my Halloween bear. I rarely do anything personal on this blog, but I thought I would make an exception tonight. Some other cat bloggers have made posts about spooky movies that they enjoy, and I thought I would do the same. I love spooky movies and I also love Gilbert and Sullivan. There is a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta that is perfect for Halloween -- Ruddigore. It has everything you could want in a Halloween melodrama. There is a stalwart, but shy young lover with a mysterious past who is in love with a lovely, but very particular, young lady. Also vying for her hand is a bold young sailor. And, of course, there is a wicked baronet, who also has designs on the young lady. Said wicked baronet is admirably played by Vincent Price. I bet you didn't know he could sing. There is also a family curse and many ghosts, including the wicked baronet's uncle, who is in love with the young lady's guardian. Then there is the wicked baronet's girlfriend who has gone mad because the baronet is very wicked indeed and he practically dumped her at the altar. Being written by William S. Gilbert, there is a wonderful twist at the end, allowing for the happy ending. All in all, this is delightful Halloween entertainment and I highly recommend it. I don't know if you could rent it anywhere, but you might be able to borrow it from a library. It is great family entertainment and, though originally written for adults, it is suitable for all the but the youngest of children.