Friday, July 23, 2010

"Writing Songs for Pigs"


As if musical theater couldn't get any more terrifying: Elton John wants to set George Orwell to music--specifically, Animal Farm, that heartwarming allegory of the rise of Stalinism.

I can imagine some of the songs already: "Four Legs Good, Two Legs Bad," sung in unison by all the cast, and the long heartbreaking solo number, "They're Taking Boxer to the Knackers."

I suppose I should be thankful that it's not 1984 (I can hear the closing chorus: "I Love Big Brotherrrrrr").

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