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

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THE WEEKLY QUIZ THAT TESTS

YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE ARTS

1 Suppose you were keen on living alone in a bee-loud glade, and County Sligo was at all convenient - where would be a likely spot?

2 Where are the women all strong and the men all good-looking (this presumably includes Clarence Bunsen and his wife, Arlene)? 3 In what 1946 film, based on a novel by Raymond Chandler, was the hero heard but not seen?

4 In what 1819 opera, based on a poem by Walter Scott, does James go to stay with Douglas, have a fight with Roderick and end up telling Elena she can marry Malcolm?

5 Name the 1984 novel which had the romantic novelist Edith Hope visiting a Swiss hotel out of season.

6 What treat does Benno come up with for his friend Siegfried's 21st birthday? Where does it all lead? ANSWERS

1 "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", as described by W B Yeats. 2 Lake Wobegon, as chronicled by Garrison Keillor. 3 The Lady in the Lake. Robert Montgomery directed and played Philip Marlowe; but the film is shot from Marlowe's point of view so that, except for one shot in which he is adjusting his tie in a mirror, Montgomery appears only as a voice. 4 Rossini's La Donna del Lago (after Scott's The Lady of the Lake). James is James V of Scotland (Giacomo in the opera); the rest is far too complicated to explain here.

5 Anita Brookner's Hotel du Lac. 6 A swan hunt - which leads to Siegfried's meeting with the Swan Queen, in Swan Lake.

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