[DWJ] Dwj Digest, Howl's Moving Castle Stage show

Marjorie Taylor marjorie_taylor at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 4 16:36:09 EST 2011


I saw 'Howl's Moving Castle' at Southwark Playhouse on Saturday.

I've blogged about it here - http://margomusing.blogspot.com/2011/12/in-which-there-is-moving-castle-warning.html - (Contains spoilers) 

I shall be interested to hear what others think when they've seen it too!

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>    1. Re: Music in DWJ (Gillian Houck)
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>    3. Re: Music in DWJ (Devra)
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> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:38:38 -0800
> From: Gillian Houck <erikagillian at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Music in DWJ
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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> > Yes, I thought the Music in " A Harp of Fishbones" was magical, but I could
> > not find my copy of the book quickly enough, which is one of the reasons I
> > left the question open.
> 
> This made me think of the harp made of bones, I know it's in one of
> the re-written stories in one of the Windling/Datlow fairy anthology,
> but isn't it from Twa Sisters the Child Ballad?  Gives you both magic
> music but also from a ballad.  The fairy tales we know that have
> actual fairies in them tend to be ballads, like Tam Lin and Thomas the
> Rhymer.  Well, there you go, those two are also.. now I can't remember
> if Tam Lin was a musician  in the ballad or not.  The Fairies did like
> to steal musicians along with poets.
> 
> Just checked, it is the Twa Sisters, and there are lots and lots of
> variants from all over Europe :)
> 
> If this is out of line, feel free to cut it or erase it completely....
> (I don't know if this is something I should do so I'll mention but not
> link.  There's an auction on for Terri Windling who (and her family)
> are in health and money troubles, the reason some of you may be
> interested is that many of the people offering things for sale are
> fantasy authors, artists which some of you may like.  Some are
> promising arcs of their books, before the books are released.  And
> other wonderful things.  Oh, and there's at least one musician
> offering things.  If someone needs the address you can write me at
> this email address, but a google will probably find it, Magick for
> Terri I believe.)
> -- 
> E. G. Houck - http://erikagillian.livejournal.com
> "Shut up the door, ...fatigued I said,
> Tie up the Knocker; say I'm sick, I'm dead."
> Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot - Alexander Pope
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> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 18:46:07 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
> From: deborah.dwj at suberic.net
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Music in DWJ
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
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> > If this is out of line, feel free to cut it or erase it completely....
> > (I don't know if this is something I should do so I'll mention but not
> > link.
> 
> List admin says, so absolutely not out of line:
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> http://magick4terri.livejournal.com/
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> There's plenty of folks among the offerers who are people we've talked about on the list, in one way or another.
> 
> -deborah
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> Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 22:05:59 -0500 (EST)
> From: Devra <devra at aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Music in DWJ
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> Did we mention the young lady who plays the harp to assist Tacroy in his world walking?  (Can't remember...)
> 
> Devra
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gillian Houck <erikagillian at gmail.com>
> To: Diana Wynne Jones discussion <dwj at suberic.net>
> Sent: Wed, Nov 30, 2011 10:41 pm
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Music in DWJ
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> 
> There's other Armitage stories with music in them.  Including a wish
> n song form in the framing story.  There's the choir and magically
> erfect singing voices, that one reminded me of being as beautiful as
> he day in Five Children and It. At least I think it was Five
> hildren.  Oh, I'm certain there's at least one more in that book.
> or anyone who read the old Armitage stories and hasn't heard of it,
> here is a new edition with new stories including an ending for the
> erial Garden, I believe her daughter said in the introduction that
> he always felt bad leaving that story hanging like that.
> I remember one Aiken story about a ghost of a woman who plays the harp
> n the Green Flash.  I'm sure there are many in the stories, she wrote
> o many!
> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Gin <kalaidiscope at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Hi!
> 
>  Has anyone mentioned " The Serial Garden"  a by Joan Aiken yet?  A glorious
>  bitter sweet short story featuring the Armitage family, with a spell in the
>  form of a tune composed by Michael's music teacher.
> 
>  Joan Aiken also has music often in her stories, so there may be examples in
>  some of her other writing where music is used for magic.
> 
> 
>  I am really enjoying this thread. Every time I think of a book, I come look
>  at my emails and find someone else has already written about it. Like a
>  conversation where someone knows you well enough to be thinking  the same
>  thing...
> 
> 
>  Gin
> 
>  On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 8:38 PM, Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at gmail.com>wrote:
> 
> > Sorry, last message was meant to be in reply to Gili's question about the
> > magic and music story.
> >
> > Here's the link to the message where you might have read it:
> > http://www.suberic.net/pipermail/dwj/2000-April/002162.html
> >
> > Hallie
> >
> > On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 9:31 AM, Hallie O'Donovan <hallieod at gmail.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > The story about magic and music was in that little publicity booklet
> > > HarperCollins put out in 2000, called "Enter the Worlds of Chrestomanci".
> > > There's an extract from *Charmed Life* and an interview with DWJ, though
> > > it doesn't say who did the interviewing. I grabbed many copies when they
> > > were in bookshops, and might even have written that story up -- will
> > check
> > > the archives.
> > >
> > > Hallie
> > >
> > >
> > > On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 4:51 PM, Gili Bar-Hillel <
> > > gbhillel at netvision.net.il> wrote:
> > >
> > >> And Fire and Hemlock, no doubt. There's a wonderful story ABOUT DWJ,
> > don't
> > >> remember where I read it. From my memory: she was on a panel about music
> > >> and magic at some convention, and was getting increasingly annoyed by
> > what
> > >> her fellow panelists were saying. So finally she got up and said, "magic
> > >> and music are like THIS!" and snapped her fingers. At which point, due
> > >> allegedly to some technical glitch, Beethoven's fifth started pumping in
> > >> through the speakers. But of course it was no glitch, we all know DWJ
> > was
> > >> really a witch. Can anyone confirm this anecdote, or refer me to where I
> > >> may have read it?
> > >>
> > >>
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