[Milton-L] O Eve, in evil hour...

Rose Williams rwill627 at cox.net
Tue Nov 22 08:54:12 EST 2005

The  British used to do this very well. I remember a stage production of 
Canterbury Tales in which the cast merrily sang the liveliest of Chaucer's 
offerings in a most inoffensive manner.
I have seen Shakespeare productions where this was achieved.
But I fear Britain has lost this gift, and Hollywood never had it.
Rose Williams
> I agree with you about the prevalence of Eros in Milton's text, esp. in 
> prelapsarian Eden in the texts describing Adam and Eve together, but Eros 
> legitimate, Eros in its proper place, not Eros demanding more than its 
> due.  We need to be able to realize this in art.  I think Milton does. 
> The question is, then, can this be realized in a visual media?

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