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Emma Goldman is Reborn in New Rock Opera at the Armory
May 16, 2012
photo by Kate Russell
There isn’t much discussion of Emma Goldman these days, and there are probably a lot of reasons why that’s the case; regardless of political climate or the tone of the national conversation (more accurately deemed a shouting match, currently, but we digress), there isn’t a lot of excitement to be had right now in discussing the life and politics of a Lithuanian anarchist who’s been dead more than 70 years, and probably lots of people won’t know what you’re going on about anyway. Although it may be worth learning about precisely why she was an anarchist, and what her version of anarchism meant, and about the Haymarket affair, and maybe who Henry Clay Frick was, too. The basic point is that Emma Goldman was an interesting and important woman, and she should not be lost to the folds of history quite so easily. Hence, the good people of Santa Fe are currently quite lucky, because Sarah-Jane Moody and Jeremy Bleich have put together a rock opera about Ms. Goldman, her beliefs, and her men, Love & Emma Goldman, which will shake the Armory this weekend. (FULL ARTICLE: Matthew Irwin, Santa Fe Reporter)