Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera?!

Just a short post today because I am still reeling in shock from seeing this news item. No, it’s not from the Onion, either. Read for yourself. I have no words.

About Dr. J

I am Professor of Humanities at Faulkner University, where I chair the Department of Humanities and direct online M.A. and Ph.D. programs based on the Great Books of Western Civilization. I am also Associate Editor of the Journal of Faith and the Academy and a member of the faculty at Liberty Classroom.
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1 Response to Anna Nicole Smith: The Opera?!

  1. Jeff Jewell says:

    I’m not all that surprised by this. Glamorizing a “woman of low character” in music or literature has been going on for ages. Camille, Lulu and La Traviata all spring to mind as prime examples. Though Anna Nicole was not a prostitute, per se, she falls into the broad category of the “hooker with a heart of gold” which is a staple character type – though not normally the lead character – in the arts. Whatever you think of her personally, it’s hard to refute that her life was completely tragic. It therefore makes some kind of sense to make a tragic play or opera about her.

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