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03 May 2017 @ 09:45 pm
"Dear Claude,
Please note that it's been reported that 35 is the age when men hit peak loneliness. Your plight may be exacerbated by your job and psychology, but you're not alone, dear."
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
27 April 2017 @ 02:05 pm
Interior of the north side-aisle of Notre Dame in 15C (Saint Véran exorcising demons from the insane)
Notre Dame (with Pietà)
High-status funeral at Les Innocents (albeit with a fanciful Italian tower added in towards left)
Sainte-Chapelle (with Christ carrying cross)
Gibbet of Montfaucon (in background of Martyrdom of St Catherine)
Château de Vincennes (with Job and friends)
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Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
26 April 2017 @ 11:47 am
I've posted a few more reviews of adaptations on IMDB:
1982 ITV: 'Brother Cadfael Misbehaves' in a botched Hugo adaptation
1996 Disney: If you love the book… this travesty is a penance
1996 Paris Opéra Ballet: Stunning, pared-down dramatic ballet adaptation of Hugo's classic
1999 Musical: Striking and melodic modern musical adaptation
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
22 April 2017 @ 02:14 pm
If you have access to academia.edu. I recommend Andrea Beaghton's Le Prêtre amoureux: Hugo’s Claude Frollo and Sand’s Magnus, comparing 2 19C Romantic romantically-inclined priests… Andrea is a UK-based member of Les Amis de Victor Hugo, and hopes to be able to join us here at frollophiles, too.
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
 
 
25 March 2017 @ 12:48 am
Luc-Olivier Merson, who illustrated NDdP in 19C, touched on related themes in The Vision, depicting a mediæval nun's eroticised vision of Christ. Arthur Hacker also depicted The Cloister or the World. But, bar the 19C lamp, von Erlang's The Vision is very, very Claude…
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
 
25 March 2017 @ 12:15 am
The cemetery and charnel house of the Holy Innocents is where Claude and Jehan's parents are buried, and where Claude is said to spend time studying symbolic mural decorations installed by Nicolas Flamel.

But there are problems with Flamel…Collapse )
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Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: geeky
 
 
24 March 2017 @ 10:49 pm
For earlier mediæval religious music, I'm a great fan of the work done by Marcel Pérès and Ensemble Organum. The 14C polyphonic Mass of Our Lady, by Guillaume de Machaut, a canon of Reims, is especially fine:
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Machaut, Messe de Notre Dame
 
 
24 March 2017 @ 10:34 pm
A 15C requiem mass:
 
 
Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Ockeghem, Requiem
 
 
Here's a mass based around the melody L'Homme Armé by Ockeghem, who held posts at Notre Dame de Paris and the French court:

Dufay also wrote a mass based on the same theme:
 
 
Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Ockeghem, Missa L'Homme Armé
 
 
19 March 2017 @ 09:48 pm
Some pics (some of these are of the Mass of St Gregory, where he's supposed to have a vision of Christ, but I'm posting these for costume reference and practice):There's an article here on the adjustment of the chasuble.
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Current Location: The North Tower
Current Mood: calmcalm