Contents


Playing with ‘The Magic Flute’

The Magic Flute a film directed by Ingmar Bergman. with the Swedish Stage Broadcasting Network Symphony, conducted by Eric Ericson. Sung and spoken in Swedish, with English subtitles

A Preface To “The Magic Flute” by E.M. Batley

“The Magic Flute,” Masonic Opera by Jacques Chailley, translated by Herbert Weinstock

Three Mozart Operas by R.B. Moberly

Aeschylus Pinioned and Grabbed

Aeschylus: Suppliants translated by Janet Lembke

Aeschylus: Seven Against Thebes translated by Helen Bacon, translated by Anthony Hecht

Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound translated by James Scully, translated by C. John Herington

School’s Out

Half the House by Herbert Kohl

Being with Children by Phillip Lopate

The Myth of the Hyperactive Child and other Means of Child Control by Peter Schrag and Diane Divoky

Contributors

Robert Craft is a conductor and writer. Craft’s close working friendship with Igor Stravinsky is the subject of his memoir, An Improbable Life. In 2002 he was awarded the International Prix du Disque at the Cannes Music Festival.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg (1927-2000) was an American social critic and scholar of education. His books include Coming of Age in America and Growth and Acquiescence.

Frank Kermode (1919–2010) was a British critic and literary theorist. Born on the Isle of Man, he taught at University College London, Cambridge, Columbia and Harvard. Adapted from a series of lectures given at Bryn Mawr College, Kermode’s Sense of An Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction remains one of the most influential works of twentieth-century literary criticism.

Bernard Knox (1914–2010) was an English classicist. He was the first director of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC. Among his many books are The Heroic Temper, The Oldest Dead White European Males, and Backing into the Future: The Classical Tradition and Its Renewal. He is the editor of The Norton Book of Classical Literature and wrote the introductions and notes for Robert Fagles’s translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

Christopher Lasch (1932–1994) was an American historian.

J.H. Plumb (1911–2001) was a British historian. He taught at Cambridge and Columbia. Plumb was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1968 and was knighted in 1982. His works include England in the Eighteenth Century, The Making of a Historian,and The American Experience.

Christopher Ricks teaches at Boston University in the Core Curriculum and the Editorial Institute and is a former president of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers. From 2004 to 2009 he was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford. His recent books include True Friendship: Geoffrey Hill, Anthony Hecht, and Robert Lowell Under the Sign of Eliot and Pound and Decisions and Revisions in T.S. Eliot.

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton. His most recent book is On Empson.