User talk:Tim riley

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2018 Year in Review[edit]

Wiki-stripe1.svg Military history service award
For your work on Arthur Sullivan, whose work has occasionally been featured in military history related settings, you are hereby granted with WikiProject Military history Service 1 stripe award. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:03, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Starhalf.png The Half Barnstar
For your work on Arthur Sullivan, whose work has occasionally been featured in military history related settings, you are hereby awarded The Right Half of the Half Barnstar. Congrats! TomStar81 (Talk) 19:03, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
I see! Well thank you, I think. Yes, much obliged. Though I should add that I am the holder of The Queen's Award for Cowardice. Tim riley talk 19:07, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

Surcouf (opéra comique)[edit]

Hello,

When it comes to completing (I suppose and not simply complete) an article I must admit you mean business! Thanks; LouisAlain (talk) 13:24, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

C'est très gentil à vous, merci, Louis! I'm gathering such material as I can. Alas, both the online scans of the relevant volume of Les Annales du Théâtre et de la Musique to which I have access have been so badly scanned that the pages concerned are blank! (Even when pages are properly scanned I find them hard going, but that's because my French is appalling.) But we press on! Best wishes, Tim riley talk 14:04, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Uncle Jacques[edit]

As this year is Offenbach's 200th, are you thinking of taking him to FA? If so I would be glad to assist if you need me. Not that that it seems, on a quick runthrough, to need any major overhaul.----Smerus (talk) 09:04, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I neglected to reply to this! Sorry. An excellent idea, it seems to me. I worked on the article with Ssilvers, who may have a view on the suggestion. Tim riley talk 09:24, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
I'd love to see you expand Offenbach, but I doubt I will be able to offer much assistance, other than reading it a peer review. This was a Kleinzach project, as I recall, and any changes I made to it must have been obvious ones. -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:06, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

I'm not sure it needs substantial expanding, it all looks pretty solid to me. But there are more recent sources which should be worth taking a look at (e.g. Jacques Offenbach and the Making of Modern Culture, CUP 2017) to see if there are different perspectives and info.--Smerus (talk) 18:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

An excellent tip: thank you! I shall go and bother the British Library yet again. Tim riley talk 18:32, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Or in more recondite mode "Twice, the theatre of Jacques Offenbach exerted a marked influence on musical theatre in Egypt. The first occasion was a number of performances of his most popular "opéra-bouffes," in French and by French artists, around 1870. The ruler, Ismā'īl, tried to introduce European culture in Egypt and gave Offenbach's work a central role in that endeavour. With Ismā'īl's decline, that attempt was discontinued. The second appearance occurred in 1920/21. Then, two of the most popular musical comedies of the famous Egyptian composer Sayyid Darwīš had Offenbach's works as their sources. These works were translated into Egyptian Arabic, given an oriental setting and an Egyptian colour, e.g. by having the lyrics written by popular Egyptian poets. The main message of the original pieces--attacking the military and the authorities in general by ridiculing them--was changed by introducing a clear anti-Turkish thrust, thus castigating the aristocracy ruling Egypt at the time of the adaptation and, by implication, the British occupation. Whereas the text of the Egyptian pieces was quite closely inspired by the French originals, the music shows no signs of direct influence by Offenbach--it is vintage Sayyid Darwīš. The article also sheds some light on the musical theatre of the brothers Raḥbānī in Lebanon that has not been directly inspired by Offenbach but exhibits a spirit quite close to his and thus lends itself to a comparison." Offenbach in Arabien, Alexander Flores (2008) https://www.jstor.org/stable/20140807--Smerus (talk) 19:47, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Hmm! I have access to JSTOR and will look at that, without prejudice as the lawyers say. But I mean! Tim riley talk 19:50, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Rossini[edit]

To anybody who is kind enough to watch this page: Smerus and I have been working on Rossini's article and now have it up for peer review, en route, we hope, to FAC. Any comments, queries or suggestions for improvement will be most welcome there. Tim riley talk 09:29, 17 January 2019 (UTC)

Ping[edit]

Hi, hope you're well! I pinged you at the FAC for History of Tottenham but I'm not sure it's working. Just looking to see if you think it's any closer now. Sarastro (talk) 18:11, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

On Rossini[edit]

Are we good for images there, or do you want a Tell and Tancredi? Oh, and @Smerus: Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 23:00, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Adam, your valiant efforts have produced numerous admirable pictures that could well be added to the articles on the relevant operas, but the Rossini article is now abundantly filled with images – the right ones, I think, all things considered. Many thanks for your input. Tim riley talk 23:09, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
No worries. I'll get some William Tell stuff done for there, as it's way under illustrated. You'll probably be seeing a lot of Rossini (and related - Josephine Fodor, for instance) at WP:FPC in the short term. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 23:35, 28 January 2019 (UTC)
Bonne chance! Tim riley talk 23:38, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Had to slip in the William Tell, I fear. But that's the last. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 05:25, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Tim, having nothing better to do at 5 in the morning, I think the William Tell deserves to go in and have given a general reshuffle to try to meet l/r alternation a bit better, avoid overlaps etc. In the process I have axed the pic of Verdi, who only has a bit part anyway in the story. See what you think.--Smerus (talk) 06:03, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm entirely happy with that. Tim riley talk 11:55, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
See we've lost the weird one of him balancing singers. Probably for the best, it was always the weakest image in there. Adam Cuerden (talk)Has about 6.3% of all FPs 11:57, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

RVW[edit]

Just wanted to reply. I only added the links because on every single other page I've seen where compositions with their own page are named then a link to that page is given. It only seems consistent (as well as helpful) to do the same on the RVW page. User talk:Marosc9 2 February 2019, 14:35

Marosc9 The works were already linked earlier in the article, but looking at the page again I think your duplicate links in that particular section are helpful to the reader, and I have restored them, despite the MoS. Thank you for your thoughts on this. 10:21, 3 February 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. Must admit I hadn't seen the earlier links. I'm usually more on the ball than that (I often remove duplicated links myself) but then other pieces by RVW have links in the "Life and career" section as well as the "Music" section... Makes it a bit tricky to decide what's best. Maybe it's just best to leave things as they are now.

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Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979/archive1[edit]

A while ago now, you helped me out with a Peer review of Worcestershire v Somerset, 1979, and I wonder if you'd fancy taking another look now that I've nominated it for FA? Many thanks, Harrias talk 11:50, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

Battle of Bergerac[edit]

Hi Tim

I know that I am imposing, and that you have not yet called in the favour I promised you, but back in October you generously assessed Battle of Bergerac for GA; it is now up for ACR - where it seems to be doing ok - and I wondered if you might feel like having another look at it?

Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 22:55, 10 February 2019 (UTC)

Princess Alice[edit]

Hi Tim, Many thanks for your comments on the Princess Alice PR: the matter has now moved on to FAC for further consideration. If you have time or inclination, I would be grateful to hear any further comments you may have. Cheers – SchroCat (talk) 17:55, 11 February 2019 (UTC)

Now that the article has been moved to concentrate on the sinking, there is nothing stopping the previous title (now a redirect) being converted to an article on the ship itself. Mjroots (talk) 13:21, 19 February 2019 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of St James's Theatre[edit]

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Your GA nomination of St James's Theatre[edit]

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Your GA nomination of Arthur Wing Pinero[edit]

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