Episode from the podcastLolita Podcast

5: Dolores Onstage

Released Monday, 21st December 2020
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Trigger warning: this episode contains discussion of child sex abuse and pedophilia.

"Who is that viper that likes them post-diaper?" This is just one of the objectively terrifying lyrics in a botched Broadway musical of Lolita -- the first an expensive, campy musical from the writer of My Fair Lady in the 70s, and another gritty reboot from Edward Albee starring Edward Albee in the 80s. We speak to the actors who played Lolita about the public pressures put on by the productions and the public, look at the many stage failures from the inside and out, and listen to lighthearted Broadway tunes about the worst crime a human can commit.

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Discussed in today's episode:
"Lolita My Love" -- a recording from 1971 in Boston: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7GUnjiGtMo
Sarah Weinman's "Yes, They Once Tried to Make a Musical Out of Lolita", 2018: https://www.sarahweinman.com/writing/yes-they-once…
"You're a Dum Dum": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ksh_DyW6Mw
Blood Pageant from Chris Gilmore: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7184122/
"Thank Heaven For Little Girls": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTM40o3WgZo
Edward Albee's Lolita (1981): https://www.themorgan.org/literary-historical/8722…
NYT Review of Albee's Lolita: https://www.nytimes.com/1981/03/20/theater/stage-a…
"Who's Afraid of White Fragility?" Hyperallergic, 2017: https://hyperallergic.com/381406/whos-afraid-of-wh…
"Albee Estate Clarifies Position of Casting Controversy of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Playbill, 2017: https://www.playbill.com/article/albee-estate-clar…
The Edward Albee Foundation: http://www.albeefoundation.org/
"Jewishness as Literary Device in Nabokov's Fiction": https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/vladimir-nabo…
"Wrestling with a Lolita Opera and Losing" NYT, 2005: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/24/arts/music/wres…
Rodion Schedrin on his 'Lolita' opera: https://web.archive.org/web/20120329063800/http://…
Michael Walsh on Schedrin's Lolita opera: http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,91…
Cathy Marston 2015 Lolita ballet trailer (Denmark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7z5xRqma5k
Hiroko Mikami on Michael West's 2003 'Lolita' adaptation: https://m.blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=bluef…
Victor Sobchak's Lolita, 2003: http://www.theatrecollection.net/lolita.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20gWy7ALbcI
Davide Bombana's Lolita ballet excerpt, 2003: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvNgIOIfF3Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FawPxiWoZuI
Brian Cox as Humbert in Richard Nelson's 2009 one-man "Lolita": https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/lolit…
Humbert Humbert (Conjuring Nymphet), NYT 2009 (Michael Galante adaptation): https://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/08/arts/music/08lo…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJ8SkhlGDM
John Harbison's "Darkbloom": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBIUEo_N5wI
Lolita: An Imagined Opera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuJ8SkhlGDM
Russian Ballet Excerpt "The Swimmer" from 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTwPr5FpF8Q
'Lolita' by The Four Humors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWd3zuCZFEU
"An Infamous 'Lolita' Musical Gets a Belated Broadway Debut" NYT 2019 (Emilly Maltby Production): https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/18/theater/lolita-…
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