Thursday, September 3, 2009

theatre.critic

pan

As if there aren't enough cat pics on this blog, here is the lovely Pan! (though the accompanying text is a bit of a lie). She is obviously a small cat and most definitely a classic beauty, but the renound theatre critic has been disputed by some. Besides the fact that small cats are very rarely theatre critics, dear Pan isn't even named after the Greek god, but Pantalaimon from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. We await her Collected Essays and Critiques for further elucidation on this controversy.

[For those of you who don't know what the heck I'm rambling on about, which I'm ashamed to admit happens quite often, for your enjoyment:
Pan (Greek Πάν, genitive Πανός), in Greek religion and mythology, is the companion of the nymphs, god of shepherds and flocks, of mountain wilds, hunting and rustic music. With his homeland in rustic Arcadia, he is recognized as the god of fields, groves, and wooded glens; because of this, Pan is connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism.

I apologize. It was just too fanciful a thought for me to pass up.]

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1 comment:

  1. no... no... i think i have read a couple of her reviews. *wink*

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