Teenage Mozart at his most adolescently
stormy came with the Symphony no.25 (already, and only aged 17), Lloyd Webber alert to all its turbulent drama, the oboes, bassoons and horn quartet spectacular in their contributions.
Nevertheless, his refusing to abjure magic is not enough to save him from a false artist he turns into, because in his sixties he is still adolescently
, amorally wishing to meet a sixteen years old girl who wants an illegitimate son of him, which turns out to be highly unrealistic, while his fame as a director quickly disappears.
It's Lasky's third book, and many of the poems within are clearly a response to those who have criticized her work to date, most of which is written in spare, adolescently
inflected first-person language, as fauxnaif, disingenuous, or anti-poetic.
The second most offensive thing that happened all weekend was at the next bar we stopped into, where some tipsy frat boys threw popcorn at us in an awkward, adolescently
flirtatious way, then offered to buy us drinks.
On the other hand, even before his father's death, he rebels against the social hierarchy to which his father belongs by proposing, "in an adolescently
idealistic moment," to amend his fraternity's constitution "to admit Jews and Negroes," thus bringing the "righteous wrath of Beta Alpha upon [his] head" (131).
Choe, at root a Los Angeles tagger whose often elaborate works can be baroquely figurative, gleefully obscene and/or adolescently
indulgent (he provided the art work for the bedroom of "Juno's" pregnant heroine), is unapologetic about his part-time criminality.
IN THE TRANSPORT'S GROUP'S new musical Marcy in the Galaxy (at the Connelly Theatre through April 20), the title character--essentially a stand-in for librettist, composer and writer Nancy Shayne--fails almost adolescently
at self-exploration, though she's firmly over the proverbial hill.
A new British champion, adolescently
nonchalant about his success and a damn sight more interesting than Tippy Toes Toff Henman.
The first order of business: to be adolescently
defiant of authority.
These, however, are just crudely, adolescently
sexual--which isn't even close to the same thing."
Perhaps it could better be expressed as "wryony," for a knee-jerk, adolescently
bitter wryness is its main component.
But Mueck--a veteran of Jim Henson's shop--outdid himself in his 1998 solo at Anthony d'Offay in London, where he debuted Mask, 1997, the larger-than-life self-portrait face that was added to the Brooklyn version of "Sensation." But my favorite is Ghost, 1998, a pubescent girl in a tank suit, so uncomfortable with her own adolescently
morphing body, she feels as conspicuous as if she were seven feet tall.