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11:06pm October 1, 2014

ladyofshalott77:

eighttwotwopointthreethree:

oh another gem from the global shakespeare lecture: in some countries, the merchant of venice is staged so that it’s about the emergence of female lawyers.

yeah

they stage the play even moreso around portia than ever before

just fyi. ;P

I have a problem with Portia being a good role model for women though. Do we want to teach young girls that they should tread over Jews/PoC/minorities to make their own fame?

Shakespeare character, though. none of them are role models, they’re people, Shakespeare characters don’t go “I am good so do this thing” or “I am bad do not do the thing” they much bigger than that ‘cause they’re all reallike.

I think I’ve said this all eloquentlike in the context of what Shakespeare “says” (or rather, examines) about kingship, but it’s true of all his characters. 

I hope this makes sense, if it doesn’t, just blame the gin.

11:01pm October 1, 2014

 http://runecestershire.tumblr.com/post/98940810091/nimblermortal-runecestershire

varaeya:

runecestershire:

varaeya:

nimblermortal:

runecestershire:

shredsandpatches:

runecestershire:

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Eddie Redmayne is capable of facial expressions, though, so that’s good. (He played…

WATCH LES MIS if you want but don’t start with the movie version, Eddie was a sucky Marius with annoying jaw vibrato (the inept style of vibrato where you shake your jaw to produce vibrato and it seriously hurts to watch) and I love Hugh Jackman but he completely screwed up Bring Him Home and I will never forgive him for that.

ew ew ew ew, how can people even sing like that? it’s like their voices are coming from their chins and not their lungs like they’re from planet pop singer or somethng.

Wasn’t George Blagden in the movie or something, too? He was in Vikings and he speaks Anglo Saxon well, which means I have decided he’s pretty or something.

I don’t know?

Anyway, you don’t have to like musicals but at some point you’re going to have to stop trying to compare them to operas. That’s like saying you can’t understand tisanes because they don’t taste like tea.

I know this! But when I stop comparing them to operas, I start comparing them to plays, which they also are not. I just need to find that happy middle ground and figure out how to make a musical sit in my mind as a musical without trying to steal chairs from plays and operas.

I also used to not understand plays on paper, because they tried to sit as novels or poetry or movies, and then Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead happened and no one could find their way off the boundry of the stage and plays suddenly started making sense as plays.

So I guess what I need is a musical that really fiddles around with what it means for something to be a musical and then it’ll all fall into place.

10:53pm October 1, 2014

shredsandpatches:

eandh99:

runecestershire:

Aufidius: My rage is gone; and I am struck with sorrow.

That’s what happens when you murder your boyfriend, doofus.

so, EVERY version of Coriolanus is nonstop slashfic? good times

It’s pretty much impossible to do Coriolanus and not have it be nonstop slashfic, because the copious amounts of gay in it aren’t even subtext, they’re just right out there being copious and gay.

I think the only play I have red that’s more copiously gay than Coriolanus is Marlowe’s Edward II.

And even then, they might be equal, just Edward II has more normal gay stuff and Coriolanus is all whackadoodle blooddrenched nemesis gay.

10:48pm October 1, 2014
*makes strong innuendo*

hur hur hur

10:48pm October 1, 2014

 http://runecestershire.tumblr.com/post/98940810091/nimblermortal-runecestershire

varaeya:

nimblermortal:

runecestershire:

shredsandpatches:

runecestershire:

image
Eddie Redmayne is capable of facial expressions, though, so that’s good. (He played…

WATCH LES MIS if you want but don’t start with the movie version, Eddie was a sucky Marius with annoying jaw vibrato (the inept style of vibrato where you shake your jaw to produce vibrato and it seriously hurts to watch) and I love Hugh Jackman but he completely screwed up Bring Him Home and I will never forgive him for that.

ew ew ew ew, how can people even sing like that? it’s like their voices are coming from their chins and not their lungs like they’re from planet pop singer or somethng.

Wasn’t George Blagden in the movie or something, too? He was in Vikings and he speaks Anglo Saxon well, which means I have decided he’s pretty or something.

10:43pm October 1, 2014

“In cat, we don’t say “I Love You,” we say, “I don’t think I’ll murder you in your sleep tonight.” And I think that’s beautiful.”

—  hangedwoman  (via the-wolfs-dottir)
10:43pm October 1, 2014

Strong drink makes me forget about the backspace key.

10:41pm October 1, 2014

 Sign up for a SocialShakespeare read-through of Hamlet

shakesankle:

socialshakespeare:

socialshakespeare:

It’s that time of the month again, ladies & gents! Sign-ups will be closing in about a week or so (due date pending; it’ll be up later today); make sure you sign up & spread the word! 

Just in case you missed the memo, this month we’ll be having a thrilling read-through of Hamlet (which is just dandy because ghoooooosts are perfect for Halloween)!

The form will be closing on October 12th, 2014 at 11:59PM EST.

Tragic Danish Boyfriends fandom, unite!

I will read Laertes or Claudius and KILL YOU ALL!!! ahaha!

10:41pm October 1, 2014

autisticenjolras:

don’t use uteruses as symbol for feminism ok

here’s why:

  • you’re excluding trans women
  • you’re including some trans men 
  • you’re excluding cis women who may not have a uterus because they’ve lost it because of or to avoid #cancer 

stop doing this it’s so gross

A lot of the squickier and more horrid feminist spaces actively wish to include trans men and exclude trans women because they’re horrid and think trans people are “actually” our assigned-at-birth genders. It’s a neat shorthand for knowing which ones to run screaming from

10:36pm October 1, 2014

Oh hey! guys! that Michael Sheen romantic era poetry collection that’s missing a few tracks? I remembered what happened to the CDs, I never owned them, I got them from the public library. The public library in Craptown. Craptown where I again am. And I just looked it up and they still have the CDs. So tomorrow or something I’ll be able to get you the missing tracks