A successful effort is made to portray the idealistic side of communism, at least initially, as generals and even Mao (played with insinuating feyness
by Robert Lin) display solicitous respect - before crushing everything beneath their bloody heels, anyway.
A CROSS between the early bite of Snow Patrol and the feyness
of Belle & Sebastian.
Aficionados of Busch's bravura femme perfs may initially be put off by his relatively staid depiction of a pony-tailed male, but the contrast between Busch's primly repressed Danish caregiver and the freewheeling feyness
of Verhoest's burgeoning sexual identity sets off sparks all its own, while the indomitable Bergen proves again that portraying grandes dames are not the exclusive province of drag queens.
But there's a natural lightness, a feyness
to some people, and I don't know how that happens.
The delicate, fragile nature of the songs is deceptive however because for all the introspection (and Little Black Numbers is a more reflective inward-looking affair than its predecessor), the album has a strength and positivity that keeps accusations of feyness
, routinely levelled at female singer-songwriters, well and truly at bay.
The twist this time around is the undertow of anger and resentment brought to the role by Lyndhurst, whose keenly judged perf extends well beyond Courtenay's baleful feyness
Oh Mother explores the mother-son relationship with typical McIntyre feyness
, a fragile melody over jangling guitars.
But the show's agonized self-doubting and solemnity don't begin to square with a prevailing feyness
that sets in well before the dreaded Morgan Le Fey (Ellen O'Grady) appears for a second-act duet with Mark Hilton's campily villainous Mordred--"The Persuasion"--that I don't recall hearing in any other "Camelot.
A cross between the wanton feyness
of Kate Bush and the knowing coyness of Britney Spears, there's no doubting Duffin is an arresting figure centre- stage.
Eleftheria (played with a wonderfully mature feyness
by Vangelio Andreadaki) is a 40-ish woman who works in a pastry shop and entertains romantic ideas about finally settling down with her longtime lover, Hronis (Yannis Karatzoyanhis), a long-distance truck driver.
The cranked-up industrial boogie of Rusty rebuffs any accusations of indie feyness
and herein lies the key to Idlewild's greatness: imagine a dishevelled Scottish Aerosmith who move your heart as well as well as your body.
At the same time, she grounds Kane's feyness
in workaday experience and middle-aged acceptance, making her the perfect vehicle for Seth's long-delayed voyage of self-discovery.
First hour or so is the best, with Meis terrific as a young woman who's convinced of her rights and who, despite everything, maintains a fragile feyness
With close-cropped jet-black hair and an antic feyness
that recall Jerry Lewis at times, Travolta bounds into frame as Russ Richards, a big fish in a very small pond.
Stinton's clipped, deadpan manner is ideal for the plays of Howard Korder and David Mamet, but it's hard to know what to make of his pokerfaced philosophe here, beyond wishing that his moments of feyness
had been edited out.