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  • Author:
    Anna Russell
  • ISBN:
    0826403646
  • ISBN13:
    978-0826403643
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    Continuum Intl Pub Group; First edition (November 1, 1985)
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    246 pages
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Anna Russell - Crown Princess of Musical Parody: Her Television Appearances 1964, 1976, 1977. I heard Anna Russell at Boston's Symphony Hall during her 1984 farewell tour.

Anna Russell - Crown Princess of Musical Parody: Her Television Appearances 1964, 1976, 1977. As a classical singer I began by feeling slightly offended that she was seemingly "mocking" a sacred venue. By the end of the evening I had tears of laughter streaming down my face and a pain in my back from the exertion. We (the Boston Opera Company) went out to dinner with her afterwards and she still didn't stop.

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Start by marking I'm Not Making This Up, You Know . The book takes its readers from Russell’s childhood through her two marriages, various concert, opera and theatre performances and right up to her farewell tour in 1984

Start by marking I'm Not Making This Up, You Know: The Autobiography of the Queen of Musical Parody as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The book takes its readers from Russell’s childhood through her two marriages, various concert, opera and theatre performances and right up to her farewell tour in 1984. Russell’s fans will enjoy her self-deprecating, yet frank, style of writing. I learned a great deal more about this brilliant performer and recommend the book for fans of classical music. Aug 30, 2015 Geneva rated it really liked it. Hilarious autobiography of a hilarious woman.

Anna Russell (born Anna Claudia Russell-Brown; 27 December 1911 – 18. .

Anna Russell (born Anna Claudia Russell-Brown; 27 December 1911 – 18 October 2006) was an English–Canadian singer and comedian. She gave many concerts in which she sang and played comic musical sketches on the piano. Perhaps the apotheosis of Russell's Wagner Ring parody came during the celebrations of the Cycle's 100th Anniversary in 1976 when Wolfgang Wagner held a dinner and musical soiree featuring lighter entertainment based on his grandfather's music. Autobiography: I'm Not Making This Up, You Know (a quote from her Ring of the Nibelung routine), ISBN 0-8264-0364-6, was published by Continuum in 1985.

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Russell's wit enlivens an otherwise unexceptional book, which will appeal primarily to her fans. Eric W. Johnson, Univ. of New Haven Li. West Haven, Ct.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. the autobiography of the queen of musical parody. I'm not making this up, you know. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Are you sure you want to remove I'm not making this up, you know from your list? I'm not making this up, you know. Published 1985 by MacMillan of Canada in Toronto.

This ""Queen of Musical Parody"" clearly relishes tracing her eccentric, sometimes aristocratic, occasionally .

This ""Queen of Musical Parody"" clearly relishes tracing her eccentric, sometimes aristocratic, occasionally ""batty"" British, Canadian and Australian family, her austere English childhood, as well as her unique career as one of the world's few operatic comediennes. Russell discovered early on that performing made her feel alive and accepted. Categories of Interest: Select All. Biography & Memoir.

The author describes her unhappy childhood, boarding school education, and career in musical comedy

Vetibert
A comedic genius! There will never be another Anna Russell. This book is brilliantly written by Anna herself. It is extraordinary how one who has experienced such emotional deprivation--(she hated her rejecting mother who referred to her as "the Toad"), and shocked at her father's sudden and tragic demise--can find humor in every situation. Her ability to phonetically transcribe the Cockney and Australian accents is hysterical; only to be appreciated in the reading of the book. I could barely catch my breath. (My daughter came running into the room, "What is so funny?")

This is a highly educated woman (dob 1911) from an upper-crust English family who formally made her debut into society at age 18 in the typically Victorian fashion and enrolled in the Royal College of Music based on her piano playing. Although she was passionate about singing, nature was not generous to her in this department. Anna describes how she came to try her luck in NYC by promoting herself on the lecture circuit (advice of a retired Mary Martin). Throughout the boarding houses and many ups and downs, Anna manages to bring levity and make a party out of every situation and soon earns a reputation. She is taken on by a manager and begins the never-ending world tour.

My favorite anecdote is when she asked for 50 tickets for her own show at the Royal Albert Hall (seating capacity = 9,000) and was refused.
"We don't have any tickets. It sold out weeks ago."
In the writing of this book she became so obsessed that she wasn't able to sleep and a friend suggested she find rest in the hospital's psych dept. Even this is written with tremendous humor. In a group therapy session everyone clams up. The nurse leaves and when she returns Anna has everyone in stitches laughing (much to the nurse's disapproval).

I heard Anna Russell at Boston's Symphony Hall during her 1984 farewell tour. As a classical singer I began by feeling slightly offended that she was seemingly "mocking" a sacred venue. By the end of the evening I had tears of laughter streaming down my face and a pain in my back from the exertion. We (the Boston Opera Company) went out to dinner with her afterwards and she still didn't stop.

Loved the book. Love the lady. Love the laughter. What a gift to the world.
Dolid
Or a meal, or I'd hire her a masseuse or any other thing she might like. She was hilariously funny and didn't really understand at first HOW or WHY she was so delightfully funny.

I wish I had moved in her circles, even as the generation after hers. I'd have loved to get to know her when she wasn't "ON" for an audience.

She nailed every loved or hated piece of "classical" music she encountered. That in itself required that she be intelligent enough not only to know her audience, but to have studied the classic composers and the history of their works and been familiar enough with those facts that the composers came alive, which made their music come alive,

I'd have been happy just running her errands for her. I LOVE this woman's mind as shown in her comedy and in her talking about her life in this book. I wish more people in the two generations after mine were interested in people in the past. you know, folks are only alive as long as people remember them. I don't mind being unremembered when i'm gone, but Anna Russell deserves more. IMO. read the book. it's a treasure. She was a treasure and there's no one like her any more.
tref
Anna Russell was a national treasure!
Unirtay
I recently became acquainted with the late Anna Russell and was interested in finding out more. Felt the book didn't really delve into the real Anna Russell but gave me an overview of her life.