Monthly Archives: August 2013

Robert Shaw, his greatest performances – The Taking of Pelham One, Two Three

Remembering the great actor and writer Robert Shaw.                   The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, also known as The Taking of Pelham 123, is a 1974 American thriller film directed by … Continue reading

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Robert Shaw, in loving Memory (1927-1978)

Today, August 28th, is the 35 death anniversary of Robert Shaw, one of the greatest actors of history of films. Today we are going to remember Robert Shaw with love and respect. Robert Shaw  was truely one of the most … Continue reading

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Robert Shaw, his greatest performances – A Man for all Seasons

Remembering the great actor and writer Robert Shaw.   The great Robert Shaw as King Henry VIII in the Academy Award winning film “A Man for all Seasons”. A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film based on … Continue reading

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Robert Shaw, his greatest performances – From Russia with love

Remembering the great actor and writer Robert Shaw.   From Russia with Love     From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as the fictional MI6 … Continue reading

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Robert Shaw, his greatest performances – The Sting.

Remembering the great actor and writer Robert Shaw.         The Sting is a 1973 American caper film set in September 1936, involving a complicated plot by two professional grifters (Paul Newman and Robert Redford) to con a … Continue reading

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Robert Shaw, his greatest performances – Jaws

Remembering the great actor and writer Robert Shaw.       Today, we are going to remember the extraordinary English actor Robert Shaw as Quint, (probably the greatest performance of his career) in  Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws”.     Jaws is … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday, Dame Janet Baker!

Today, August 21th, is the 80th Birthday of Dame Janet Baker, the extraordinary English Mezzo-soprano. She is one of the greatest opera singers of Great Britain and the world.     She has a brilliant opera career and she is … Continue reading

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Jacopo Peri, the inventor of Opera

Today, August 20th is the birth anniversary of Jacopo Peri, Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles. He is often called the inventor of opera.     He wrote the first work to … Continue reading

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L’Arena di Verona, Il più grande teatro lirico del mondo

Il Festival Lirico Areniano di Verona fu inaugurato nel lontano 1913 con Aida di Giuseppe Verdi, per celebrare il centenario della nascita dell’artista: a Verona accorsero persone da tutto il mondo. Nel corso degli anni il festival si assentò con … Continue reading

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Arena di Verona: 100 Years of Opera

This year in 2013, the very famous “Arena di Verona”, a Roman amphitheatre in Piazza Bra in Verona, Italy, celebrates 100 years of presenting large-scale Opera performances. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind.   … Continue reading

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