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In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by chanel 2012-12-06 11:35:10


Interesting.

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/dailymusto/2012/12/pati_lupones_di.php

In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by Wynbish 2012-12-06 11:38:40


Why is everything always so choppy?

Always

All the time!

His poor "Enter" key...

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-12-06 11:43:47


I'ff neffer. Unnnnnderstood howshe. Can be SO loud. And yet. SO unintelligible.

In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by Bettyboy72 2012-12-06 11:45:59


I love Patti's diction.

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-12-06 11:55:24


I agree with Musto. There's nothing wrong with her diction. There hasn't been since 1988, almost 25 years ago, when it was slurred, for many reasons that haven't been valid since.

People who criticize her diction are actually just mindlessly repeating an old canard, which was made funny by the Forbidden Broadway parody.

But the criticisms aren't based on actual performances. They're just knee-jerk things to say.

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Posted by Bettyboy72 2012-12-06 12:00:33


I posted on Musto's blog that Patti's diction, to me, is compelling and urgent and I think she is a great actress.

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Posted by Kad 2012-12-06 12:00:56


Does Musto... get paid to write stuff like this?

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Posted by JoeKv99 2012-12-06 12:03:14


Why complain about not understanding Patti LuPone when there are SO MANY unnecessary standing ovations being given out?

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Posted by WOSQ 2012-12-06 16:58:41


Defending the indefensable.

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Posted by aaronb 2012-12-06 17:05:19


@Kad - My thoughts exactly.

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Posted by Idiot 2012-12-06 17:06:13


She's got the biggest diction on Broadway, bar none.

In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by JimCo 2012-12-07 19:23:31


Patti is Patti in everything she does. You never forget that it's Patti Lupone. That is not to say that she is untalented. She isn't.

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Posted by PalJoey 2012-12-07 19:30:23


Patti is Patti in everything she does. You never forget that it's Patti Lupone.

That's just not true.

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Posted by Idiot 2012-12-07 19:33:14


Agreed, PJ. In Les Miserables in London, she was Fantine -- not LuPone. In Evita, the same. Gypsy? Hmm. She was kinda LuPone.

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Posted by Leadingplayer 2012-12-07 21:27:55


I remember as a kid listening to Evita and looking a word up in the dictionary. There is a part where she says let's be friends "civil vised."

In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by Huss417 2012-12-07 22:21:57


How long since the last thread regarding her diction? I love her diction and how she enunciates. :)

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Posted by TheatreDiva90016 2012-12-07 23:22:28


I place the blame squarely on her wig.

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Posted by AndersonTours 2012-12-08 11:11:55


I miss words, important words, when I see her live. That's just the truth. But, the truth is, I never got her. Except when she would belt every once in a while, I'd say to myself, she's got a decent voice. But then she would slur a note and bend a word so I couldn't understand it and I would forget that I ever liked her for a second.
Not a good actress, in my opinion. Just a bull on stage. Not my style, I'm afraid. But I see why a lot of my friends like her. The diva thing. Now, I just find her embarrassing. Not as embarrassing as Liza, but sometimes close.

In defense of Patti LuPone's diction.
Posted by broadwaybabywannabe2 2012-12-08 14:33:01


Patti appeared a few times as a Lawyer on LAW AND ORDER and i understood all those lawyerly terms well enough...i love the way she speaks...it draws u in