Monthly Archives: March 2018

Thieves Fall Out (in Cairo)

The versatile Gore Vidal wrote 25 novels, two volumes of memoirs, countless essays, plus numerous plays and screenplays, including for the films Ben Hur and Suddenly Last Summer. But he is probably best remembered for simply being Gore Vidal, originator … Continue reading

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The Egyptian opera

Verdi’s opera Aida is being performed at the Pyramids next week, on Friday 9 March. There were originally to have been three performances on successive nights but, apparently, ticket sales were so poor that it has been cut back to … Continue reading

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Filed under Egyptomania, Lost Egypt