Judith Barnes's Writing (4)

PROCESS // Monologues from PERSEPHONE, an exploration of a myth

Sunset through tangled trees, photo Judith Barnes

HADES

I've just about had it. We both know what I want, what I deserve, and that sister of ours is not gonna get in my way, not if you’re with me on this. I've had it with the darkness, the wailing,…

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Added by Judith Barnes on February 9, 2019 at 1:30am — No Comments

PROCESS // PERSEPHONE: An Outline

(Image: The Rape of Persephone, Greek fresco from Macedonian tomb circa 400 B.C., Museum of the Royal Tombs of Aigai)

PERSEPHONE

Draft Outline for an Opera Libretto in Three Acts…

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Added by Judith Barnes on August 7, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Perceptions // Judith at the Seventh Door of Bluebeard's Castle



Judith and her Maidservant, circa 1623, detail, by Artemisia Gentileschi



A sense of stillness, of paralysis even, of wonder. Time slowly disintegrates, as if in a dream. The breath comes out of my…

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Added by Judith Barnes on August 23, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

PROCESS // Some Questions About the Seven Doors of Bluebeard's Castle

Musings on the opera A Kékszakállu Herceg Vára (Duke Bluebeard's Castle)

by Béla Bartók, drama by Béla Balász

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INTRODUCTION: THE CASTLE…

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Added by Judith Barnes on February 9, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments

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