User talk:Peter cohen/Archives/2011/February

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Troilus again


I don't know if you are still interested by ceramics on the ambush of Troilus, but there are 2 new images from the Met: File:Achilles Troilos Polyxena hydria Met 45.11.2.jpg and File:Herakles Triton Met 06.1021.48.jpg.

Best, Bibi Saint-Pol (parler) 21:51, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Anne Sharp article

Hey, Peter! Morag Kerr here. I've just put up that page I've been talking about for a while, about my mother's operatic career. Anne Sharp. Feedback welcome. Most of the stuff is sourced on paper, for example I've rifled through original manuscript scores of Britten operas with corrections in the handwriting of the original cast, scripts for BBC live broadcasts, and checked her diplomas for dates and so on. The trouble is, there is approximately bugger-all available online. How do I make it better referenced?

Hi again. I've left some more comment re the above on my own talk page, thanks for your reply. Another question, just in case you know the answer. Copyright on recordings. Pearl issued a BBC archive recording of The Beggar's Opera in 2005 and Nimbus issued a Danish recording of Albert Herring in 2008, both with my mother in the cast. I've been led to believe she's not entitled to any royalties as the recordings were over 50 years old when they were published. (The Nimbus sleeve notes imply the entire cast is dead, which obviously isn't true - Elisabeth Parry is still alive too, and unmarried, and still involved in opera, and still at the same address as she was in 1948, but they didn't check, did they?) So how does this work? I have in my pocket a copy of the 1949 live BBC broadcast of The Little Sweep, which has never been released commercially. I acquired it in 1975, and the box has a very definite copyright note on it (private use only). But that was 35 years ago and the recording is now almost 62 years old. Am I still prohibited from doing anything with it? Any ideas? (If copyright on that was really expired I'd like to upload a snippet of Mum's performance as Juliet, but don't I just bet it won't be allowed, even though they seem to be able to avoid paying her any royalties!) Morag Kerr (talk) 23:53, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 00:06, 22 February 2011 (UTC)