Moby Dick, Dick Moby, Orson Welles discussed on Classical Classroom


The rest of your life. That is the the opposite problem of most artists he came out of the gate. Eight great. And then I'm guessing spent the rest of his life having to live up to that moment of of greatness. That's a good point. What time does telescopes in reverse? He had a good twenty five or thirty years when he was at the top of his game and arguably remained at the top of his game. It's that the world did not give him the opportunities. And he has shooed many of the opportunities that would have allowed him to continue to be in the public eye at the top of his game. Also, the here's a critical thing. The reason I call it Orson rehearsed is because of his great gloss on Moby, Dick Moby. Dick, rehearsed. Rehearsed. Yeah, it's a it was his idea to to stage Moby, Dick. But very early on in rehearsals. He realized that he enjoyed rehearsing it. More than performing it. So what he did is. This was in London. He created an omnibus sort of a sandbox piece called Moby Dick rehearsed where every time it was performed. It was different is see now, here's where I get my idea. And sometimes he would gauge what was going on in the audience, and he's he's shoved one of his team out. There said do the the p quad scene where this happens now. And then if things were just going cold in the audience, he might come out and do a monologue or talk about being Orson Welles. It was the Orson Welles variety show through the miles of Moby, Dick. This was back in London in the sixties. I think and he was already there. My I posit that. In fact, having started at the top even by the time he got to the second third four films like Amerson, and it's all true and the films that he just started leaving in hotel rooms half cut or cut. I think that he enjoyed. Rehearsing them and shooting them and going through the process of making film and theater far more than he enjoyed the process of having to sit there in a movie theater. Having critics judge him. I think that he decided quite rightfully as many artists do that was much more fun making art than having to endure the results of having made. Do you think that was born out of win? You are creating a piece of art. You're recording a piece of music painting. Whatever there is a point at which you have to call it, even though you know, that future you is going to maybe not be completely satisfied with with the work that you've done or may just hate it. Because past you was stupid, or what have you know? If you're self critical person. Do you do you think that there is some of that in wells that he? In you know, because when you when you do that when you release something out into the world, you're releasing out there for the public to judge for I'm hearing future self to judge. I think that that is again, I hate to compliment you because why should I say anything nice about anybody? But it's a great question. And here's the irony. Maybe this is why we're talking today. Here's my stance on this question in Seattle. I wrote an opera for that company called Amelia, the end of the opera consists of a woman giving birth to a daughter named Amelia, she has surrounded by hospital technicians and her doctor and so forth. But during the course of the opera has been revealed that these are the actors who also portrayed her her missing father and her husband and her best friend and other people, and it it emerges that at the moment of giving birth to this child..

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