Episode 23: Tableau Vivant
''[It] was one of the hardest scenes to get through as a cast that we have ever shot. Every single one of us broke up laughing at some point. Sofia [Vergara's] horrendous 'American accent,' Ed's ridiculous Gargoyle outfit.... It was just too much. At one point Eric said, 'Guys, I really feel like we are making a classic episode of television right now.' ... If a classic episode is nine people laughing so hard they can barely speak, then we did indeed contribute to a classic.''
Episode 23: Tableau Vivant
Here is the episode we have all been waiting for! The season 7 finale promised us action, emotions, an agent saying good bye and a wedding. Boy, did it ever deliver in one of the most action packed-emotion filled episodes of the series.
I thought this was a great episode too. I loved the frantic pace of the plot. It was a nice change of pace to see the team so challenged and dealing with a different kind of Unsub, in a different kind of scenario. More than ever they were pressed for time.
On a few occasions, we have featured a Thanksgiving Sunday page on the weekend before the official celebration. In this episode from 1997, each member of the Flagston family shares what they are thankful for.
Professors in the English and Visual and Performing Arts Departments also took an innovative approach to distance learning by offering students a creative alternative to the traditional essay-based final. Inspired by a popular social media trend, art history Professors Philip Eliasoph, PhD, Michelle DiMarzo, PhD, and Marice Rose, PhD, as well as English professor and E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences Emily Orlando, PhD, challenged their students to recreate famous literary and artistic works as tableaux vivants, using household items and their natural creativity.
French Language Popular Music has a history going back more than a hundred years and it keeps constantly changing to keep up with the times, yet manages to stay true to itself. We bring you a wide ranging overview of the genre. songs that are popular right now in Paris, Montreal or Brussels, as well as the enduring performances from the past. No need to understand French. We tell you about the artists and the songs in English, so you can sit back and relax because you will know what the songs are about. In this episode you will hear:Marie Espinosa, (France), L'AnnonceBenabar, (Rance), L'Effet PapillonJuliette Greco, (France), Sur Les Quais du Vieux ParisMarc Lavoine, (France), La Semaine Prochaine.Isabelle Boulay, (Canasa), Chanson Pour les Mois d'Hiver.Benjamin Biolay, (France), Ton Heritage.
First aired in a much abbreviated and altered form on Day to Day, 3/17/04The Braider family moved to Ireland in 1963 because my father was a writer and it was a cheap place to live. Who knew that being the second-best student in religious knowledge at St. Conleth's College (his older brother was the best) would land commentator Jackson Braider in a tableau vivant cruising up and down Dublin's main drag on St. Patrick's Day?
Let us be clear: Ms. Doniger's book is not a history of Hinduism, still less an attempt to render the religion comprehensible to all. It is not a work of theology either but a loosely chronological cultural history of "the Hindus." She begins, naturally, with an examination of their origins in the Indus Valley (now, ironically, in Pakistan) and is particularly illuminating on the relationship between humans, animals and gods in the "Rig Veda," the most ancient Hindu sacred text, from 1,500 B.C. In keeping with her promise to deliver an "alternative history," she pays as much attention to the role in ancient Hindu texts accorded to women, pariahs, ogres and the like -- the beings on the margin, as it were -- as she does to Brahmin and Kshatriya (warrior) males, the more conventional power-players in the Hindu tableau vivant.
India is a country, she writes, "where not only the future but even the past is unpredictable." Here Ms. Doniger refers to Hinduist attempts to interpret the past in ways that would portray the Muslim presence in India as unfailingly injurious to Hindus and devoid of any redeeming quality. Her previous scholarship, one notes, has been derided by "political" Hindus, a cadre notorious for its intolerance of unconventional interpretations of Hindu sacred texts. A militant Hindu once hurled an egg at Ms. Doniger as she lectured in London. Of this episode she writes: "He missed his aim, in every way."
Klossowski pictures the recurrence through a simulacrum of Scholastic theology and its accompanying liturgy--or, rather, though a theatrical theology, a Scholasticism that deploys the tableau vivant as sacrament. Its tableaux reach of course beyond the scenes of present life. They add to the traumas of living bodies the suffering memories of souls beyond bodily death souls whose mis-relation to their dead bodies frustrates their ascent. They are condemned to wait and to repeat, to rehearse. Repetition is the divine dispensation for their spiritual region. Even their heresies treat of it. Any Scholastic theology likes to understand later heresies as returns of older ones. In The Baphomet , heresy is a fated illusion about the repetitions in bodies and souls.
At the center of these tableaux, as at the center of orthodox Christian Scholasticisms, there appears a desired body--suspended, violated, completed. Ir looks to be a promise of escape, but it is also the emblem and motive for repetition. In the simulated theology of The Baphomet , salvation seems to mean no more than momentary suspension in this enticing and uncanny body, this simulacrum of the divine and demonic, this inevitable reminder of old ecstasies and outrages. Or else "salvation" is only writing and drawing the body over and over again. 041b061a72