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Criticks Aloud

Criticks Aloud

By BSECS

The eighteenth century was the first great age of criticism. In this spirit, the Criticks website has since 2011 provided entertaining, informative and provocative reviews of events and media that are of interest to scholars of the eighteenth century.

Join former Criticks contributors as they read out their past reviews, covering Media, Music, Theatre and Fine and Decorative Art.
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EP.2. Mozart, Behn and a Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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EP.4. Pirates and Purcell
EP.4. Pirates and Purcell
Criticks Aloud is a celebration of ten years of BSECS Criticks reviews. For this instalment, your Criticks are: Natasha Siminova (Exeter College, University of Oxford) reviewing the television series Black Sails (2014-2017) and Filippo Turkheimer (Mozarteum University, Salzburg) reviewing Purcell: Songs and Dances, an album recorded in 2018 by Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, François Lazarevitch and Tim Mead.   Read more Criticks reviews at: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/ This episode of Criticks Aloud was presented, produced and edited by Adam James Smith in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The music was 'The Hand of Death', written and performed by The Dread Pirate Roberts and licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
29:26
March 04, 2022
EP.3. Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Jack and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
EP.3. Tristram Shandy, Gentleman Jack and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Criticks Aloud is a celebration of ten years of BSECS Criticks reviews. For this instalment, your Criticks are: Jessica Davidson (King's College London) reviewing Tristram Shandy: Live in London, as performed at the OSO Arts Centre in December 2017, Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/University of Glashow) reviewing Pipe Dreams, a performance delivered by the Orchestra of Enlightenment at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in December 2019, and Caroline Gonda (St Catharine's College, Cambridge University) reviewing the first season of Sally Wainwright's Gentleman Jack, first broadcast in 2020.  Read more Criticks reviews at: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/ This episode of Criticks Aloud was presented, produced and edited by Adam James Smith in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The music was 'The Hand of Death', written and performed by The Dread Pirate Roberts and licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
25:03
November 25, 2021
EP.2. Mozart, Behn and a Portrait of a Lady on Fire
EP.2. Mozart, Behn and a Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Criticks Aloud is a celebration of ten years of BSECS Criticks reviews. For this instalment, your Criticks are: Taylin Nelson (Rice University) reviewing Classical Opera's 2018 production of Mozart's La Finta Semplica, Andrew Black (Murray State University) reviewing R18 Collective's 2020 Zoom Production of Aphra Behn's Emperor of the Moon and Gráinne O'Hare (Newcastle University) reviewing Céline Sciamma's 2020 movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire.  Read more Criticks reviews at: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/ This episode of Criticks Aloud was presented by Brianna Roberston-Kirkland and produced and edited by Adam James Smith in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. The music was 'The Hand of Death', written and performed by The Dread Pirate Roberts and licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
26:17
October 12, 2021
EP.1. Sancho, Handel, Johnson and Gibbons
EP.1. Sancho, Handel, Johnson and Gibbons
Criticks Aloud is a celebration of ten years of BSECS Criticks reviews. For this first instalment, your Criticks are: Andrew McInnes on 'Words, Words, Words: Johnson's Dictionary with Sue Perkins' Anna Brunton on 'Music and Culture in Eighteenth-Century London' Amy Lim 'Centuries in the Making: A Monographic Exhibition of the Work of Grinling Gibbons'  Read more Criticks reviews at: https://www.bsecs.org.uk/criticks-reviews/  This episode of Criticks Aloud was presented, produced and edited by Adam James Smith in association with the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  The music was 'The Hand of Death', written and performed by The Dread Pirate Roberts and licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License.
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September 06, 2021