Melanie Wilkes reviews Arabella premiere

Mrs. Melanie Wilkes went to the Met's Arabella last night, and offered her thoughts in a letter to her dear sister Scarlett. Here is her review at Parterre Box. As you can see, Miss Melanie did not enjoy the performance.


  1. fondoffouttes/fryinpanfaceApril 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    Lest I trip on a stray pearl in the Parterre comments section, I decided to leave a note of appreciation here on your blog. I found your review to be witty, well-written, and highly entertaining. I would happily read many more of Melanie Wilkes's dispatches from New York! We would be lucky if everyone took such a creative approach to writing reviews.

    1. Thank you! I definitely will try writing reviews in other "voices." I would love to see Scarlett's take on the Ring.

  2. Interesting Arabella review here Ivy - I thought of you as I read it:


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