Twelfth Night, Residenztheater Munchen
Director: Amelie Niermeyer
Clown (sings): For the rain it raineth every day.
William Heath Robinson, from Shakespeare’s comedy of Twelfth night : or, What you will, by William Shakespeare, New York, 1908.
Feelings having been recently reignited, and seeing how I am still suffering through a decade-long obsession with this play, I needed to get this down on paper.
Excellently done, if God did all.
oh my gosh my darling nonnie, my little clementine, my burst of birdsong, trust me, you don’t really need to try hard to make that happen! i would gladly do just that, forever and a day.
- twelfth night
- the tempest
- a midsummer night’s dream
- much ado about nothing
- king lear
- and bonus!shout out to the winter’s tale
- viola! viola, my heart of hearts, my dearest darling, the namesake of my possible future daughter.
- puck, robin goodfellow, that merry wanderer of the night (i would name a son robin, too, you know, though the first male name i’d give would be christopher, little kit (i don’t even know if i want children, but if i ever have any naming them won’t be a difficulty))
- and, really, although i said feste here, the truth of it is: any of shakespeare’s fools. all of them. the fools, the jesters, the truth tellers, the ones inside the play who can still look on it from without, the ones who know so much more than they let on.
- 116, always and forever, despite all obviousness or unsubtlety
- 5 & 6, together as a matched pair
- ROMEOJULIET ROMEO JULIET ROMEO JULIET ROMEO[To JULIET] If I profane with my unworthiest hand
This holy shrine, the gentle fine is this:
My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand
To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.
- ariel’s song
- puck’s epilogue, particularly when quince’s prologue is kept in mind
- Mercutio’s Queen mab speech
- john of gaunt on england
- richard ii on his kingship
- macbeth is not actually one of my top plays, but even so: tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
- Viola, as Cesario, Olivia woos
- viola, as cesario, and orsino on love
- beatrice asks benedick to kill claudio
- HELENA: O, when she’s angry, she is keen and shrewd! / She was a vixen when she went to school; / And though she be but little, she is fierce.
- SICINIUS: What is the city but the people?
- CLEOPATRA: Give me my robe, put on my crown / I have immortal longings in me
Ok loves I’ve a specific book/media/story rec request:
Witches, particularly early modern witches. I’ve just finished rereading Jeanette Winterson’s The Daylight Gate, which is about the Pendle trials, and I’m also thinking a bit about Macbeth, and I want more.
i do not comprehend the kind of person who would reblog that first parade’s end photo i posted today and tag it with ‘benedict cumberbatch’ but not ‘tom stoppard’. not even ‘parade’s end’.
(but really it’s the ignoring tom stoppard)
Rinko Kikuchi by Jumbo Tsui for Jalouse China December 2013
"DEBBIE DID YOU FAX THOSE PAPERS TO MANAGEMENT?"
The Revolution Will Not be Televised - Gil Scott Heron