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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:30 am ]
Post subject:  "Online Style Guide - Arts" - how not to do it!

Online Style Guide - Arts
From the times

DANCE

ballets: titles in italics
cha-cha-cha (not cha-cha)
Latin dancing (cap "L'')
Maryinsky (not Mariinsky, despite internet evidence to the contrary) for the name of the theatre home of the Kirov Ballet.

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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:33 am ]
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Here's my letter to the online Editor:

Dear Sir,

The anonymous Style Guide guru who compiled your Online Style Guide clearly knows little about the Arts. We are urged to use "Maryinsky (not Mariinsky, despite internet evidence to the contrary)". How about direct evidence from the theatre: "The Mariinsky Theatre extends its grateful thanks to..." from an official publication.

Possibly even worse, we are told to use "Arts Council". I wonder if this
refers to the Arts Council of Vanuatu, as if it concerns the UK, we have
to use "Arts Council England" or "Scottish Arts Council" to avoid much confusion, as well as for stylistic correctitude.

Do get a grip!

Best regards

Stuart Sweeney

Author:  Tom Skelton [ Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:18 am ]
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Maybe they were referring to Mary Insky -- she lived down the street from me in high school and had, shall we say, a "reputation".

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