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Issue 10

Why All Fuss, Ring in Australia, Gaudeat Auditor, Enter Archetypal Zealot, Wagner and Inspector Morse, Ring of Pilgrims, Tin Voice Laughed, Wagner's Revolutionary Years, Wagner on Web, Power of Feminine, Limericks, French Connection, Wagner Anagrams, Therapist Prescribes, Is There Believer in House, Gripping Drama, Wagner Trivia, Wagner Innovator, Ring Barking Mad, Wagner at Movies all get Emily Bronto's applause

In this issue Bikwil features Why All Fuss, Ring in Australia, Gaudeat Auditor, Enter Archetypal Zealot, Wagner and Inspector Morse, Ring of Pilgrims, Tin Voice Laughed, Wagner's Revolutionary Years, Wagner on Web, Power of Feminine, Limericks, French Connection, Wagner Anagrams, Therapist Prescribes, Is There Believer in House, Gripping Drama, Wagner Trivia, Wagner Innovator, Ring Barking Mad, Wagner at Movies

Contents of Issue 10 (November 1998)
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Wagner Fest — Tony Rogers
The Editor explains what's on offer here
Why All the Fuss? — Spud Money
"If you need a hint of what The Ring is all about, just think lust for power, wealth and sex for openers, and universal murder, suicide and destruction for closers, with a bit of gratuitous redemption thrown in for good measure."
A tongue-in-cheek sketch of what Richard Wagner's four-opera cycle Der Ring des Nibelungen is famous for
The Ring in Australia — Tony Rogers
The importance of the 1998 production in Adelaide, South Australia, of the Ring
Gaudeat Auditor — Tony Rogers
The best bits of the Ring and other Wagner works the newcomer should listen to
Enter an Archetypal Zealot — Tony Rogers
"I am the very model of a modern Wagner devotee."
A parody of I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General (from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance)
Detective Story — The Wanderer
Wagner and Inspector Morse
A Ring of Pilgrims — Bet Briggs
The responses of five different people to the Ring: author Mark Twain, composer Anton Bruckner, German scholar John Robertson and his wife Ethel (novelist Henry Handel Richardson) and an ordinary man called Jim
The Tin Voice Laughed — Olive Conduit
"Particularly telling is her 13-second 'duet' between Siegfried and Brünnhilde (from Siegfried), where she manages to give the impression of both a male and a female voice."
Failed soprano Anna makes good as a musical humourist
Wagner's Revolutionary Years — Joan Willmott-Clarke
Wagner and the aftermath of the upheavals of 1848
Web Line — Tony Rogers
A few Web sites devoted to Wagner
The Power of the Feminine — Clare Hansson
"When I hear Wagnerian music, I hear rampant masculinity and surging power. I also hear luscious eroticism."
Woman as Wagner's Muse
Down Limerick Lane
One limerick from NonesuCH, and another double-barrelled one from the Editor
Quintessential Quirky Quotes
Comic and Classic, from Everywhere and Everywhen
A French Connection — Bet Briggs
"So appreciated was Wagner in literary France, that a monthly journal devoted entirely to him, La revue wagnérienne, was founded in Paris in February 1885."
The influence of Wagner on literary France in the 1880s
A Word in Your Pink Shell-like — Harlish Goop
Fifteen anagrams with a Wagner twist
The Therapist Prescribes . . . — Peter Wimsey 
and I.Q. Lowe
"When my daughter was practising a series of shrieks from The Valkyries I shook my maracas at her and demonstrated my tango steps."
An egocentric psychologist recommends the healing power of Wagner to a disturbed Billy-Bunter-loving tango man
Is There a Believer in the House? — Tony Rogers
One man's story of how he came under the spell of Wagner's music
"A Gripping Drama . . ." — Alfred E. Watson
A satirical review of the first performance in England of the complete Ring (from Punch, 1882)
An Australian Brünnhilde — Bet Briggs
The career of soprano Florence Austral
Where Three Ways Meet — Tony Rogers
"Out there in Wagner-land is to be found a veritable treasure-trove of trivia. Here, in no particular order, is a tiny representative miscellany — partly sedate, but mainly droll."
A selection of  items our editor has assembled from the immense storehouse of Wagnerian trivia
Wagner the Innovator — E. Roy Strong
The vision, the leitmotivs, the orchestra pit, the orchestration
Ring-Barking Mad — Tony Rogers
Another parody, this time of Joyce Kilmer's Trees
From the Back Verandah — Fizzgig
Wagner's music at the movies

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