Brundibar - The Musical!
Maurice Sendak, you old trickster. How do you keep getting into the news left and right? First I reported not too long ago that Where the Wild Things Are is getting turned into a full-length feature film (if anyone can name a single picture book that has resulted in a GOOD full-length feature film, I'll send you a cookie). Now you've finagled another showing of Brundibar for public consumption.
Here's what I found odd about the article, though. And I quote:
Based on Aristophanes's Lysistrata, Brundibar was first composed in 1938 by Hans Krasa and Adolf Hoffmeister for a competition being run by the Czechoslovakian Ministry of Education.
Lysistrata??? Really? Really really?
I'm baffled. Can anyone else figure out what the connection is?