Do Re Me Picnic in The Sound of Music

Do Re Me Picnic in The Sound of Music

Neither Wolfgang Liebeneiner’s film Die Trapp-Familie (1956) nor Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway production of The Sound of Music (1959) has a picnic. But Robert Wise came at the Trapp family in a different environmental context. His film adaptation The Sound of...
Dorothy Wordsworth’s picnic on Scawfell Pike

Dorothy Wordsworth’s picnic on Scawfell Pike

Returning from John Wilson’s August picnic on Grasmere Island, Dorothy Wordsworth was in good spirits. Uncharacteristically effusive, she wrote to her dear friend Catherine Clarkson, “Nineteen of us were to have dined there, and were all caught in a thunder shower,...
Lindsay’s Picnic a Hanging Rock

Lindsay’s Picnic a Hanging Rock

Picnic at Hanging Rock seems so real that since 1967 readers have made a fetish of journeying to Hanging Rock hoping to solve the mystery of what happened to the two schoolgirls and a teacher who disappeared there on February 14, 1900. Rachel Lindsay is coy about  the...
Banks’ Tibetan Picnic

Banks’ Tibetan Picnic

In a pasture at 16,000 feet high surrounded by the Himalayan peaks, Barbara Bank’s Tibetan traveling companions on the road to Lhasa sit enjoying a Tibetan picnic.  The campsite is chosen not by hunger but by availability. Their motorcar is unpacked, a fire lighted,...