Wilbury Group http://ripr.org en Wilbury Group’s “An Iliad” Packs A Real Punch http://ripr.org/post/wilbury-group-s-iliad-packs-real-punch <p>Ah, yes, ahh, “The Iliad.” By Homer. We all know that. Helen of Troy. Achilles Agamemnon. Lots of battles, murders and . . . Well, you know truth is that a lot of folks, myself certainly included, pretty much slept through any course we ever took on “The Iliad.” We ended up with not a whole lot more than the ability to say, “Oh, yes, the Iliad. By Homer.” Haven’t looked at that in years.”</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Bill Gale 28298 at http://ripr.org Wilbury Group’s “An Iliad” Packs A Real Punch Wilbury's "Three Penny Opera" is a Good Try http://ripr.org/post/wilburys-three-penny-opera-good-try <p>Going forward with a famous musical is generally a matter of copying. After all, if you are putting on “Annie” or “Nunsense” you aren’t going to change things—just try to do a crowd-pleasing show as well as you can.</p><p>But that’s not the case with Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s “Three Penny Opera.”</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 05:51:00 +0000 Bill Gale 16034 at http://ripr.org