I am delighted to read Inara Pey’s views on her past recollections of Paradise Lost in Second Life, and her enthusiasm in seeing the upcoming cinematic interpretation – Paradise Lost – The Movie.
In this post, she links back to two posts she wrote about the play from last year, that I enjoyed re-reading (oh, the memories!). Inara truly has one of the most insightful perspectives on the the Second Life art world, and her uniquely clear and revelatory interpretations are on display in all three posts. If you have an interest in the backstory of Paradise Lost (the play), you’d be hard pressed to find a better and more comprehensive review.
And! The picture she captured of Satan in the fires of hell is perfectly timed! Thank you, Inara, for such kind words and for your continued appreciation of the amazing art this world has to offer!
In 2014, Paradise Lost: The story of Adam and Eve’s Original Sin was, for me, the performance art event of Second Life. conceived, produced and directed by the creative pairing of Harvey Crabsticks and Canary Beck and staged by the Basilique Performing Arts Company.
This was a production that I was privileged to see in development, including spending time with both Canary and Harvey in conversation about how the production developed from the experiences they gained producing Romeo + Juliet. When I later reviewed the production and referred to it as a masterpiece of performance art in SL, I did so without hyperbole.
In essence, Paradise Lost combined John Milton’s blank verse epic of the same name with the music of the Süssmayr completion of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor. And I’ll say again without any exaggeration at all, that those who did not manage to see the…
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