Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, [6 October 1943]

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
[6 October 1943]
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001591-6
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

by suggesting:-- with further information – (Good Lord doesn't he ever stop) But seriously Harry there is so much wrapped up in this mime which is deeper than its surface entertainment. The story outlined appears sheer comic. The presentation was weird and with tragedy expressed—satire. The origin of the music and the origin of the mime and the completing of both, revealed to me that I was expressing the comic tragedy of a man constantly seeking the unknown, the rare, the singular or the forbidden even, only to discover that his wants are thereby increased and his tragedy greater than when he began.
Don't blame me for this, it all crept up on me. I didn't think any of it up. It was given to me in these various ways. I sorted it out and that seems the answer it revealed.
Well now you know why it is difficult if not impossible for me to give you the story of the Mime, for actually in the music and in the stage ballet