On this date in 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata premiered in Venice. It was initially a failure and was extensively revised. The revised version premiered three years later in London.
Above, the finale from Franco Zeffirelli’s film adaptation.
Our collection of papers in the journal continues to grow. We have just added Johanne Aitken’s “Making Human Sense: The Changing Influence of Northrop Frye’s Literary Theory Upon the Literary Experience of Children”. We have also added to the library a lecture by Bob Denham delivered at Western Washington University in 2003, “Frye and Practical Criticism: Against the Grain”.