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Friday, February 21, 2014

A Tale Of Two Cities Week: Tag

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'Cause it's not a blog party without a tag...
  • How were you introduced to A Tale Of Two Cities? 
  • Have you read the book, seen a movie adaption, and/or watched/listened to the musical? 
  • Who is your favorite character? 
  • Who is your least favorite character? 
  • What's one of your favorite scenes from the book (if you've read it)? 
  • What's one of your favorite songs from the musical (if you've watched it)? 
  • Share some of your favorite quotes! (book or musical) 
  • What was the last ATOTC-related thing you did/watched/read? 
  • What character do you think you're the most like?
  • If you could meet any character, who would it be and why?
Feel free to answer these in the comments, or on your blog (I'd love to see a link if you do it on your blog!).

Eva

6 comments:

Caroline L. said...

1) You, dear Eva, were my introduction to ATOTC. You talk about it so often on your blog, that one day I just had to look it up, and ended up spending the evening watching the PBS concert. All because of you. =]

2) I have read the book (twice--SO good), seen the Ronnie Colman movie version (he's the AMAZING as Sydney), and watched the musical concert.

3) Sydney. No question. But I also really like Jarvis Lorry, Miss Pross, and Lucie Manette. Madame Defarge is also a pretty cool villain. I often feel sinister when I'm knitting, because of her!

4) Least favorite character? Um... Jerry Cruncher. He's so cruel to his wife and son. Especially his wife. Grrrrrr!

5) An awesome scene from the book (also one that makes me bawl) is the last one--when Sydney is comforting the young seamstress. I lose it. But it's so beautiful. Dickens truly had a gift for storytelling.

6) Basically any of Sydney's solos. Especially when sung by James Barbour. But "Reflection" and "I Can't Recall" (and its reprise) are the ones I listen to most often.

7) My favorites are the most famous ones; they are famous for good reason. The opening paragraphs are so iconic ("it was the best of times, it was the worst of times...) as well as Sydney's ("it is a far, far better thing that I, than I have ever done. It is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known").

8) some Youtube clips of the musical

9) I have no idea. I like some of the characters quite a lot, but didn't feel huge similarities with their personalities (like I do with some literary characters). Perhaps I am most like the seamstress at the end. I always feel such affinity for her, even though we barely get to know her. Maybe it just how emotional I am at that point or how much I want to stay with Sydney, but I always feel like I would have behaved like she did in that situation.

10) Sydney! No question. And I would give him a hug. Because he needs hugs.

Eva said...

I introduced you to the ATOTC musical? Wow. I feel so honoured :) I love introducing friends to my different obsessions, even if I do it unconsciously. I agree with you about Ronald Colman. He's definitely my favorite old time movie star next to Jimmy Stewart. The way he can act is fantastic.

Hehe...I loved that bit about you feeling sinister when you knit. I don't knit, but if I did, I'm sure I'd feel the same. I love those songs of Sydney's as well, but I can't really decide on an overall favorite. At least I have a few days before I answer my own tag :)

Thanks so much for doing this tag! :)

Eva

Lydia said...

http://daddysgigglepuss.blogspot.com/ is my tag answers! so excited about this!

Gina said...

My answers are here!

http://dickensblog.typepad.com/dickensblog/2014/02/celebrating-two-cities.html

Miss Jane Bennet said...

I did the tag! :) Here are my answers:
http://regencynovel.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-tale-of-two-cities-week-tag-and-guest.html

Miss Melody Muffin said...

I didn't get it done while the party was running, but here is my link to the tag answers:
http://thesplendorfalls.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-tale-of-two-cities-tag.html

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