Mighty Red Pen

August 13, 2012

The highwayman came riding

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 5:37 pm
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I admit it, when I was but a mighty red crayon, I desperately wanted to be Anne of Green Gables (well, after I gave up my dream of being Harriet the Spy or Encyclopedia Brown). I devoured every Anne book (and pretty much any book by L.M. Montgomery I could get my hands on), and they left an indelible imprint. To this day, any reference to Prince Edward Island or the Lady of Shalott or the name Gilbert can transport me right back to that world.

As any good reader of the series will remember, one key moment of the books was Anne’s recitation of “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. Here’s a clip of Megan Follows recreating that moment:

And, as a bonus, here’s Loreena McKennitt’s version of “The Highwayman”


Added bonus! I just read that they are bringing Anne back to tv!



October 6, 2009

The mirror crack’d from side to side

Filed under: Lit review,Pop culture — mighty red pen @ 7:03 pm
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Currently playing on WMRP is Loreena McKennitt’s rendition of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shalott.” Here she is performing it at the Alhambra in Spain. It’s an abbreviated version but you get the idea.

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