Continuous Quiz: High Brow

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby KenOwen » Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:29 pm

Does she head up the division of the National Lottery which handles allocation of funds to art and culture type causes?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:03 pm

No. It's a high-profile (or so I thought) position with a specific, time-limited, role.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Telemachus » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:18 pm

If it's topical, maybe the Olympics - culture Olympics?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:15 pm

She is Director of the Cultural Olympiad

(the 37 theatre companies took part in the Globe to Globe project, the children in the Tate Movie and I think Birmingham Opera are using real helicopters later this year)

and she's a really nice person, happy to talk to punters like me

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Telemachus » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:55 pm

What links a Cavalryman and the Teller of over 99 stories with a Swan and an Arrowmaker?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Telemachus » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:12 pm

No takers? Okay. Chaucer’s Knight (the cavalryman), Boccaccio (teller of 100 tales) and Shakespeare (the Swan of Avon) & Fletcher (the arrow-maker)'s Two Noble Kinsmen all tell the story of Palamon and Arcite.

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:25 pm

Nice torture;

I guessed Boccaccio and Fletcher, but did not get further

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:38 pm

Assuming the floor's open...

"****’s mother, Jenny Fields, was arrested in Boston in 1942 for wounding a man in a movie theater."

is the first line of which novel?

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby neilmac » Sun Sep 02, 2012 3:53 pm

No takers? The missing word is "Garp" and the novel is "The World According to Garp".

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Re: Continuous Quiz: High Brow

Postby Ambassador » Sat Oct 13, 2012 9:50 am

As this has been dormant, I'll offer this

They first called themselves, "The Brotherhood of St Luke", but this group of German painters (including Overbeck,Pforr and Cornelius), based in Rome in the 1810s, were more widely known by what name, partly on account of their fondness for flowing cloaks and long hair, as well as their religiosity?


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