The Elements of Style, E.B. White and William Strunk's classic
manual on writing and usage, has now been given visual and musical
life. A new edition features illustrations by Maira Kalman,
while composer Nico Muhly offers a musical adaptation in the
form of a song cycle.
Muhly's work was recently played in a concert at the New York
Public Library. And Kalman is already making plans for a bigger
theater piece based on the manual that will include both opera
Excerpts are available from that site, but beware: they are in the "smil,"
or Synchronized Multimedia Media file format, necessitating use of
RealNetworks' pesky RealPlayer.
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