The Loathly Lady http://wrti.org en The Loathly Lady librettist Wendy Steiner and composer Paul Richards http://wrti.org/post/loathly-lady-librettist-wendy-steiner-and-composer-paul-richards <p>The Loathly Lady, an original comic work conceived at the cusp between opera and musical theater, will debut at Penn's Irvine Auditorium on April 1st. Join Jill Pasternak when she interviews librettist Wendy Steiner, and composer Paul Richards.<em>The Loathly Lady</em> is based on Geoffrey Chaucer's <em>The Wife of Bath's Tale </em>(c. 1400), in which a cruel knight must discover what women want most. The Loathly Lady's knight meets a series of opinionated characters in the course of his questing--Sigmund Freud, Jane Austen's Emma, Sheherezade, Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare's Titania, the Lady of Shalott.</p> Sat, 21 Mar 2009 15:38:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 2101 at http://wrti.org The Loathly Lady librettist Wendy Steiner and composer Paul Richards