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Orlando's mood swings constantly; "that was the way his mind worked now, in violent see-saws from life to death, stopping at nothing in between." Woolf attributes Orlando's tendency towards extremism to the Zeitgeist; he lives intensely and passionately because he is an Elizabethan.
Orlando carries her love for literature with her in Constantinople, in the form of the manuscript of "The Oak Tree." Even after her sex change, when she flees the city and lives with the gypsies, she keeps it with her.
Orlando had no problem being a single noblewoman in the eighteenth century, but the spirit of the nineteenth century requires her to find a husband before she can finish her poem, "The Oak Tree." She attempts to write, but her powers of personal expression are canceled; the spirit of the age takes over the pen.
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 Virginia Woolf: Orlando   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Orlando is famous as the novel into which Woolf poured her passion for Vita Sackville-West; the character of Orlando is meant to represent both her and her aristocratic family background (her rootedness in English history was one of the things which fascinated Woolf).
When Orlando becomes a woman, court cases are brought against her to deprive her of her property on two grounds: she is dead, so that she cannot own property; and she is a woman, which Woolf says "amounts to much the same thing".
In Orlando, the reader is constantly aware of a the poetic quality in the language Woolf uses, something she uses to express the slow flow of time in the life of one who seems to be immortal.
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 SparkNotes: Orlando: Character List
When Orlando first catches sight of her, he is unable to tell whether she is a man or a woman.
Shel is in love with Orlando and hastens to marry her, but he, like many fictional Victorian heroes, is torn between love for a woman and his duty as a seaman.
As a character, he is ridiculous, a parody of heroes in novels who fall madly in love and do silly things to have their love requited.
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 Orlando -- Essay at LiteratureClassics.com
Orlando by Sally Potter, is a post-modern text which encompasses the ideal of many contradictory notions, in turn enhancing it’s resistance to conform to typical film type traditions, and portraying many of it’s elements as strong indicators of intentional post-modern qualities on the basis of an adaptation of the book by Virginia Woolf.
The character also challenges our portrayal of the Queen to be feminine, with slender un-worked hands, however the film conveys a scene where Queen Elizabeth I is washing her hands in rose water, and the responder is shown her masculinity and manly hands, in turn subconsciously presenting her gender, and contradiction our expectations.
The character Orlando can be seen as a representation of all these elements, contradicting the typical expectation of certain aspects of the text, in turn encompassing qualities and features which are unrestricted and foreground a storyline which defies precedent, and is enhanced through it’s alternate narrative.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Orlando : A Biography at Epinions.com
The rest of the novel follows the struggles of the Lady Orlando as she explores the meaning of love, marriage, motherhood, and what it means to be a woman and an artist.
In order for Orlando to grow as an artist, she must not attempt to define language, time period, and gender rigidly, but allow them to be the fluid, paradoxical things that they inherently are.
And as Orlando grows spiritually, so does her art, the evidence of which is her masterpiece about an oak tree- something that, like Orlando, forever grows and changes.
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 Orlando - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orlando: A Biography, a novel by Virginia Woolf
Orlando is the Italian form of the name Roland (Frankish: Hruodland).
Orlando (rose), a popular breed of rose, which is a soft pink with deeper pink tips
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 Orlando (character) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orlando is the Italian equivalent of the French Roland.
Orlando: A Biography was written in 1928 by Virginia Woolf, and could at first sight be seen as adding yet some more episodes to the adventures of the (by now imaginary) Orlando character, but Woolf's story takes a completely different turn, and is set in a time different from that of the Renaissance Orlandos.
Orlando also was depicted in paintings in the background of panels and on the covers of the first two volumes.
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 Les Faits de la Fiction » Sexual ambiguity and gender crossing in Virginia Woolf’s Orlando   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
For those of you unfamiliar with the novel, Orlando is a nobleman who begins his life a man and, midway through, spontaneously changes sex, living out the rest of her life as a woman.
Later in the text, during Orlando’s transformation, the narrator notes that “The change of sex, though it altered their [Orlando’s] future, did nothing whatsoever to alter their identity.” Again, gender is not important to the internal essence of the character, as the change of sex is not at all related to Orlando’s identity.
Orlando clearly apprciates the ability to change his/her clothes - both literally and metaphorically (echoes of performativity) - and “[enjoys] the love of both sexes equally.” Upon meeting her future husband, he exlaims “You’re a man, Orlando!” although he is perfectly aware that biologically she is a woman.
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 Orlando Bloom Biography | Legolas Greenleaf Actor | Return of the King | LOTR | Pirates of the Caribbean | Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Orlando Bloom received a lot of attention for a small role he had as a "Rentboy," in the flick, Wilde.
Orlando Bloom was only 20 at the time and although he started getting several movie offers after that, Orlando Bloom chose to do theater work and go to school in the UK instead.
Orlando Bloom was nearly killed a few years ago when he fell three floors from a friend's apartment and broke his back.
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 comparison compare contrast essays - A Comparison of Orlando and Othello
This works well within her novel because as she breaks from convention by utilizing multiple timelines and shifts in gender and sex for her characters she is able to shift in her parallels from the characters in Othello to the characters of Orlando.
Orlando feels that the "Moor" in the play is acting out what is really his frustration with the perceived inappropriate contact between Sasha and the sailor.
She is from Russia and Orlando thinks that she is upset that "her rank was not as high as she would like; or that she was ashamed of the savage ways of her people" (48).
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 Amazon.com: Orlando: A Biography: Books: Virginia Woolf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Orlando is always a writer, always recording his thoughts, and always adding to a poem he has begun as a child entitled "The Oak Tree." He is always returning to his 365-room house whenever he needs to recuperate from his experiences, and some characters repeat through time.
orlando is a character that never grows tiresome and although she is very old, everything seems to be new and fresh in her eyes.
Orlando the character is probably based on Vita Sackville-West, Woolf's lesbian lover who cross-dressed, and the gender switch is seen to embody both the masculine and feminine aspects of her.
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 Welcome to the Orlando/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.
While Orlando is known throughout the world as a popular holiday destination, cotton and cattle were the staple of existence for the area’s early settlers, with the citrus industry having a constant presence.
Orlando’s cotton industry met its doom, though, when the Civil War stole away the industry’s workforce and a devastating hurricane in 1871 destroyed most of the crops.
Soon after, the Orlando Municipal Airport opened in 1928 and Orlando quietly contributed to the war efforts both before and during World War II as it became one of the first places to train bomber pilots.
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 Amazon.ca: Orlando (Widescreen): DVD: Sally Potter,Tilda Swinton,Quentin Crisp,Jimmy Somerville,John Bott,Elaine ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The supporting characters never develop into much, despite such clever casting as Quentin Crisp playing Queen Elizabeth I. However lacking in narrative elements, Orlando is a humorous and fascinating study of gender identity throughout history, made with an observant and critical eye on the traditions of Victorian costume dramas.
Orlando is a young man--heir to a magnificent estate--when his anxious parents thrust him at an elderly Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth, a woman who always favoured handsome young men, embraces Orlando's beauty, and tells him "do not fade.
As other reviewers have indicated, when the Orlando character, who was based on Woolf's friend and lover, Victoria (Vita) Sackville-West, crosses gender to become a woman, she automatically loses the right to own the very same property that, as a man, she/he had owned for eons.
www.amazon.ca /Orlando-Widescreen-Sally-Potter/dp/0767827694   (2147 words)

 Orlando FAQ: Key Critical Issues
Orlando seeks identity and fulfillment first through the guidance of corrupt male literary advisers, next through an exotic romance set in a frozen carnival, and, finally, through public service in foreign lands.
Orlando is a coded text that plays with censorship issues; "Woolf complies with the letter of the law while outrageously demolishing the spirit of the law" (Hankins 184).
Orlando's first 100 years are a prologue to birth of female subjectivity; the "sex change" is orientalized (must take place outside of England because "English soil is inimical to the emerging female subjectivity and sexuality" (Lawrence 255).
www.uah.edu /woolf/orlandoissues.html   (1365 words)

 Bloom, Orlando - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
Orlando was a rentboy, a very small part, but that didn't stop most ladies that saw the film from falling in love with him.
Orlando had an uncredited guest appearance on the British sitcom, "Smack The Pony," which is kind of like "Saturday Night Live." His guest appearance was on May 26, 2000, in Season 2, Episode 6.
Orlando insists he is married to his career, but when it comes to affairs of the heart he isn't completely immune to temptation as he revealed when questioned about film stars' inflated salaries.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Celebrities/Bloom-Orlando-13812.html   (1648 words)

 As You Like It Orlando (Character Analysis)
Orlando is the youngest son of the deceased Sir Rowland de Boys and a brother to Oliver.
Orlando feels that he is being ''kept'' like the livestock.
Although there is no mention of Orlando having had formal training in the sport of wrestling, he defeats someone who makes his living wrestling.
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 UPBEAT Take Five Film Review
He is very attentive in creating his work and being absorbed by it all with an understated, unspoken truth that it pervades each character.
Orlando Bloom is an actor who methodically adjusts himself to every type of part he plays.
Bloom is not only a good-looking, handsome "poster boy", but he is also a resourceful, imaginative and dynamic working actor who prides himself on what he has yet to accomplish as opposed to what has already amounted to nothing short of tremendous, all things considered.
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 Orlando Bloom Multimedia
orlandos part is very different for him, romantic, funny but not in the romantic comedies we are use too.
Orlando Bloom's performance was charming and I was impressed that there wasn't much of a hint of British accent.
I am one of the greatest Orlando fans out there, and I think he did a wonderful job as a contemporary American, but I also have to say that there are few scenes where he is a bit upstaged by his supporting cast.
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 Orlando notes
And she heaved a deep sigh of relief, as, indeed, well she might, for the transaction between a writer and the spirit of the age is one of infinite delicacy, and upon a nice arrangement between the two the whole fortune of his works depend.
Orlando had so ordered it that she was in an extremely happy position; she need neither fight her age, nor submit to it; she was of it, yet remained herself.
What would have happened to Orlando in her writing (or Woolf in hers) had she not employed her "dexterous deference" is demonstrated all too painfully in the real-life consequences Hall endured as the result of not "passing" for heterosexual in her novel.
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 Orlando Travel & Visitors Bureau - Orlando Florida Vacation - Dining, Hotels, & Attractions
And ever-entertaining, character dining provides the little ones the opportunity to dine with some of their favorite characters, like Mickey, Shamu, Goofy and Cat in the Hat.
This holiday season, several Orlando dinner theaters are decking the halls and serving up a side of holiday spirit with special Christmas-themed shows that you won’t want to miss.
For many kids, the highlight of an Orlando vacation is getting to meet their favorite TV and movie characters.
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Her Orlando character, upon which this movie is based, was based on her female lover.
This particular story, Orlando, traces the destiny of an androgynous protagonist who begins with a male identity in the Elizabethan court, and finishes with a female identity in the present day.
There is really no attempt to explain how Orlando could live forever, other than to note that Queen Elizabeth told him he could have a grand estate as long as he stayed young and beautiful forever, so he did.
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 Virginia Woolf, Orlando: A Biography (1928)
Orlando: A Biography, published in 1928, was not Woolf's most famous work, but it was one of her most intense considerations of gender.
Through the life of the extraordinary character Orlando, Woolf examines the meanings of masculinity and femininity as these definitions changed in Europe over the course of four hundred years.
The Orlando Project at The University of Alberta provides an integrated history of women's writing in the British Isles.
www.library.csi.cuny.edu /dept/history/lavender/orlando.html   (710 words)

 Orlando Bloom Mania: Part 2 quiz -- free game
After filming the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Orlando was given a replica of the One Ring.
In one of Orlando's movies, he is one of the stars and is also the co-producer.
When Orlando was 21, he fell off the roof terrace of his friend's apartment building.
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 Amazon.com: Orlando: DVD: Tilda Swinton,Quentin Crisp,Jimmy Somerville,John Bott,Elaine Banham,Anna Farnworth,Sara ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All the while, Orlando carefully preserves and improves upon the manuscript that represents the paths of English literature.
"Orlando" is Virginia Woolf's ode to Vita (the child of aristocrats, who could not inherit her family's estate, since she was female, but who so adored the family homestead).
Orlando defies all logic spanning a couple centuries without really explaining why or how but it is beautiful to watch; the costumes, the scenery and of course Tilda Swinton.
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 Caricaturist Orlando, Caricatures Orlando, Caricature Artist Orlando, Character, Characters
Art Gann is an Orlando Florida caricature artist with over 30 years of experience entertaining at numerous
Based in Orlando, Florida, Art Gann offers unique caricatures that are fascinating and fun.
Total amount must be paid when the artist has completed his or her performance.
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 Starting the Day the SeaWorld Way   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This family-friendly character breakfast jump-starts a SeaWorld way with a freshly-prepared breakfast, Shamu and his crew of friends, live music, photo and autograph opportunities and lots of fun.
Shamu and Crew Character Breakfast will be served on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year.
SeaWorld Orlando is the world’s premier marine adventure park with 200 acres of world-class shows, thrilling rides and unforgettable animal encounters.
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 Orlando Bloom Multimedia - News Archives - July 2006
Orlando gave a speech about Global Cool at the Fuji Rock Festival 2006, which is held in Naeba Ski Resort, Yuzawa-machi, Niigata, Japan.
Movie Walker has posted their version of Johnny and Orlando at the Japan press conference, content is the same as the full press conference I already posted but this version is from a different angle and a lot closer.
Two POTC 2 junket interviews with Orlando from Roo TV, MSN and CBS has a clip of Orlando and Jerry Bruckheimer at the Paris premiere commenting on Johnny, I'm not grabbing this as it's the same footage from one of the clips previously posted.
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 Glimmerglass Opera - Opera Insights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Along with Handel's operas Alcina and Ariodante, Orlando draws on tales from Ariosto's chivalric epic Orlando Furioso of 1516, itself a retelling of the late 11th-century French poem, Le Chanson de Roland.
The magician Zoroastro is also a post-Ariosto addition, once again serving the dramatic expectations of the operatic form by introducing supernatural elements onto the stage.
But, despite the librettist's license, the dramatic force of Handel's Orlando Furioso operas cannot be divorced from the passionate and direct intensity of Ariosto's telling of the story, or from the historical importance of the Orlando narratives.
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