[Milton-L] Aristophanes & Hedwig

richard strier rastrier at uchicago.edu
Wed Aug 18 15:27:20 EDT 2010


Thanks, Ross Leasure!  Wonderful video, and great performance,  Nice telling of 
the story.  Especially moving, of course, in the context of that magnificent film.

---- Original message ----
>Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 09:27:08 -0400
>From: Ross Leasure <trleasure at gmail.com>  
>Subject: [Milton-L] Aristophanes & Hedwig  
>To: John Milton Discussion List <milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
>
>Dear List-members,
>
>I apologize if someone else has already posted the following, but in
>my perusal of the recent discussion of Aristophanes speech from
>Plato's _Symposium_ I had not noticed any mention of the animated
>adaption of the story of the "Origin of Love" to be found in John
>Cameron Mitchell's fine film, _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_.  See the
>link below.
>
>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UGaJBv6YSM&feature=related
>
>I might also recommend Holly Sypniewski's article (_International
>Journal of the Classical Tradition_ 15: 558-586) entitled "The Pursuit
>of Eros in Plato's _Symposium_ and _Hedwig and the Angry Inch_"
>(2008).
>
>-- 
>T. Ross Leasure, Ph.D.
>Associate Professor
>Dept. of English
>Salisbury University
>Salisbury MD 21801
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