ARTCETERA: THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

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1 "All tragedies are finish'd by a death," but what happens to the comedies?

2 What kind of union involves, among other things, The Inspection, The Toilette, The Death of the Earl and The Death of the Countess?

3 What union starts in 1943 with an air-raid, and ends with the bride being blown up in a gas explosion?

4 What 1991 novel takes its title from the union between the Phoenician prince responsible for bringing the alphabet to Greece and the love-child of Aphrodite and Ares?

5 What operatic union between servants takes place over one mad day?

6 What other joins Jack and Bella and Mark and Jenifer, despite King Fisher?

ANSWERS:

1 "All comedies are ended by a marriage" (Byron, "Don Juan"). 2 "Marriage a la mode" - the series of six paintings by Hogarth (1743- 45). The two missing from the sequence are The Marriage Contract and Early in the Morning. 3 The Marriage of Maria Braun, the 1978 film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 4 The Marriage of Cadmus and Harrmony, by Roberto Calasso. 5 The Marriage of Figaro - taken from Beaumarchais' play Une folle journee. 6 Tippett's The Midsummer Marriage.

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