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HUMOR AND CARICATURE

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an exotic and irrational entertainment. No man of sense can bear it. The acting is outrageous and the singing, hardly better!" A quote from either Dr. Samuel Johnson or Addison and Steele. Boris Goldovsky used it in his "Barber" translation in ancient days.

What seems to happen when "Parzifal" is performed as a one acter and you are in standing room.

 

POLITICAL

Spiro Agnew, an ex-vice president

Another VP

Ex-prez Richard M. Nixon. Worse than we thought, but better than we thought.

 

Ex-president Clinton

Homeland Security Sec'y Chertoff

Obama

Secretary or Wa-- Defense

A thoughtful presidential candidate

Son of a president - Senor Macho Yalie no-horse-cowboy

Putin

Ronald Reagan, a president.

TedKennedy

C. Rice - Secretary of State

Gonzalez Atty. Gen. -ex

 

BASEBALL

Joe Torre- A thoughtful manager

Willie Randolph

Matsui Hideki

Posada

Paul O'Neal

Bernie Williams

Andy Pettitt

Arod

 

COMEDY

Geo. Carlin

Bill Mahr

Woody Allen

Jon Stewart

 

PERSONALITIES IN MUSIC

The Wagner Menage. That's Von Bülow in Cosima's hand.

 

L. Bernstein , the American Rossini !

 

James Levine

Nico Castel aka Linguinus, Expert in many tongues.

Pavarotti

Ezio Pinza

The Elisabeth Schwarzkopf !

Frank Guarrera Mr. Panache.

 

Jan Peerce as the dissolute Duke of Mantua

Gorge London, the singing mind

Cornell Macneil: the complete baritone voice (seemed to include bass and tenor too).

Elaine Malbin

Mario del Monaco, who put all the "Robusti" in the shade.

Mary Costa hard to caricature beauty.

Norman Treigle. Lots of basses imitated, none came close.

Jon Vickers

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