Dora The Explorer - Live!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:18 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:06 AM
It is hard to know what children will find entertaining and attempts by adults to restrict them to what they "ought" to like are likely to fail. I am reminded of Victoria Woods complaints about the low quality of the Mr. Men books - still massively popular with children.
Always amusing to see the Guardian Liberal Elite using "accountant" as a term of abuse - hardly surprising from a newspaper which loses 40 million quid a year.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 09:44 AM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 12:00 PM
Right. First the Wooster Group and now Dora the Explorer, not a great advert for USA eh ?
Posted 04 September 2012 - 02:39 PM
Posted 04 September 2012 - 06:47 PM
A back of the envelope calculation based on published budgets and likely ticket revenue shows that each of us that attended the marvellous Birmingham Opera Company "Mittwoch" last month received £470 of subsidy to gussy up the thirty quid we paid. Plenty of art there, but it's enough government money to start making you feel a bit guilty.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:09 AM
I beg to differ - she says the show was "conceived by accountants" - actually it just shows (no surprise) that she has no clue what accountants do as I bet there is not a single accountant amongst the money-grubbing running dogs of capitalism that staged this piece. I'm surprised she didn't say "conceived by bankers".
One element of Dora the Explorer is to teach a few Spanish words to English speakers - she seems to think this is also an objective to be held up to ridicule.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 08:32 AM
Given it's the Graun, I'm surprised she didn't pander to the readership and say "banksters".
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:00 AM
It's a fine distinction, but actually Birmingham Opera Company received the subsidy to produce Mittwoch. £470 was the approximate amount of subsidy per audience member, by your calculation. I suppose that the Cultural Olympiad was granted an absolute budget and chose to allocate this portion of it to Mittwoch. the low ticket price guaranteed capacity audiences and made the opera accessible to all the regular CBO audience members.
Posted 07 September 2012 - 12:33 AM
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