Joni Mitchell: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

PDF    QR Code    Add to Class   
+2 -2
There is no transcript for this quiz.
songwriter: Joni Mitchell

performed by: Joni Mitchell and The Alberta Ballet

date released: 1991 by Joni Mitchell; 2007 production of The Fiddle and The Drum by The Alberta Ballet

Based on a Y.B. Yeats poem from 1916, "The Second Coming," the poem/song uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and second coming [of Christ] as allegory to describe the atmosphere of the aftermath of the First World War. As war has not ceased in the Bush-Obama era, Joni Mitchell's feelings of bewilderment and anarchy resonate strongly even today.

Joni Mitchell's oeuvre was the perfect choice for Jean Grande-Maitre of The Alberta Ballet of Calgary for a production celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company. Joni Mitchell is an Albertan by birth; she was born in Fort McLeod. The project transformed from a 20-minute ballet performed in tandem with the works of Schubert and Tchaikovsky to a 50-minute tv special for Bravo and finally a full 113-minute ballet.

The common theme running through the 14 songs of the ballet is anti-war and the environment. The production contains some well-known Mitchell songs as well as lesser-known numbers such as "Slouching Towards Bethlehem."









There is no transcript for this quiz.
songwriter: Joni Mitchell

performed by: Joni Mitchell and The Alberta Ballet

date released: 1991 by Joni Mitchell; 2007 production of The Fiddle and The Drum by The Alberta Ballet

Based on a Y.B. Yeats poem from 1916, "The Second Coming," the poem/song uses Christian imagery regarding the Apocalypse and second coming [of Christ] as allegory to describe the atmosphere of the aftermath of the First World War. As war has not ceased in the Bush-Obama era, Joni Mitchell's feelings of bewilderment and anarchy resonate strongly even today.

Joni Mitchell's oeuvre was the perfect choice for Jean Grande-Maitre of The Alberta Ballet of Calgary for a production celebrating the 40th anniversary of the company. Joni Mitchell is an Albertan by birth; she was born in Fort McLeod. The project transformed from a 20-minute ballet performed in tandem with the works of Schubert and Tchaikovsky to a 50-minute tv special for Bravo and finally a full 113-minute ballet.

The common theme running through the 14 songs of the ballet is anti-war and the environment. The production contains some well-known Mitchell songs as well as lesser-known numbers such as "Slouching Towards Bethlehem."









+2 -2
Quiz #: 3845
The Alberta Ballet's production of The Fiddle and The Drum features this song which is based on a W.B. Yeats poem.
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
High Intermediate

Dictionary

Powered by Oxford



Dictionary

Powered by Oxford