— Chuck Close (via observando)
runecestershire said: I FOUND THE CD! (well, I found that I had it copied to my old harddrive). You want links of Michael Sheen reading romantic era poetry? Because I could so shove this into google drive
THIS IS VERY MUCH A THING I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE IN MY LIFE. Thank you Rune you are truly a blessing to us all. :)
Ok, it’s actually two disks. This link should take you to a folder with two subfolders. If things go woggly let me know
It worked like a charm and someone fell asleep listening to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner last night. (Me, I’m talking about me.)
The only issue was that Disc 1 was missing tracks 12 and 15, and Disc 2 was missing track 9? Which can happen in mass uploads. grr argh technology.
The missing tracks are missing not only from the upload, but also from the folder on my computer. Don’t trust my 17-year-old self to rip entire CDs, I guess.
I turned up the catalogue entry and the one’s we’re missing are Wordsworth’s Ode (Intimations of Immortality) and Tintern Abbey and Byron’s Don Juan (Canto I). All the Keats and Shelley is intact, so 17-year-old me can be trusted to that extent :)
Do you mind if I snag these too?
Everyone who wants to is more than welcome to snag these. Spread the Romantic Poetry :)
The Henry VI tag is alive! It’s happening!
Of course, it’s alive with people talking about Andrew Scott as King Louis, the fans who don’t know the play are going to be so disapointed when they realise he’s got an even smaller part than Mowbray. Does he have more lines than Carlisle? Eh, even if he does Carlisle is a massive plot force and King Louis is just a plot element. Heck, he may be a rare example of an actually minor character in Shakespeare.
But, honey, you should see him in a crown!
It’s just nice to see people care for a second.
animperialafflicti said: can you give us a quick run down of who is having sex with whom?
you know what would be the best way to answer this? M.S. Paint.
I also have not read the work in question, and I can’t separate the name Bunny from Bunny Manders, and Richard is of course Shakespeare’s Richard II. Camilla I have decided is Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla (which I’ve only read in part), and Henry keeps waffling between Henry Wotton and any of the various Henrys from Shakespeare’s Histories. Charles, of course, is the king of France.
Francis is also Lord Alfred Douglas, from what I’ve been told.
Hmmm, we had better keep him and Henry [when he’s Wotton and not Bolingbroke or Monmouth] far FAR away from one another.
First of all READ THIS BOOK. Second of all, where’s Mona? Third, Richard and Francis, almost. Fourth, we have no idea what happened during the Bacchanal.
OK, what book? I was off Tumblr for a week and we have flowcharts of who’s sleeping with whom?
I think of this whenever someone says “it’s only a word”, or “it’s just a joke”.
— Unknown (via everylittlestar)
who gives a fuck about historical accuracy in shakespeare or the gender of a romeo when hamlet goes to wittenberg university which wasn’t founded until 1502 but is still supposed to collected “our neglected tribute” aka danegeld which was last paid off in 1162
"Ah, throw in a few more dick jokes, no one’ll notice," Shakespeare, probably
I occasionally get asked what is my favorite play. This is, of course, an almost impossible question for me to answer, but I must declare primary allegiance to the history plays, which first ignited my passion for Shakespeare and thus will always occupy the first chapter of my heart (with the exception of Henry VIII, which is, in all honesty, kind of boring.)
However, one play that I am inordinately fond of that often gets overlooked is Cymbeline. If you’ve never heard of Cymbeline, don’t worry. You’re not alone. It is one of the most obscure Shakespeare plays and is very rarely performed. This is a pity, as it is, essentially, a “Best Of” compilation of all of Shakespeare’s greatest cliches and dramatic tropes. Here, take this quick quiz and see how you do:
There are more ludicrous plot elements that I had to leave out for time’s sake, but you get the general idea. Cymbeline is not really a comedy, but is definitely not a tragedy. It’s more of a riotous melodrama, and its final scene is probably my favorite single scene in all of Shakespeare.
No, there aren’t any dinosaurs in Cymbeline. However, I am sure that if Shakespeare had known about dinosaurs, he would have figured out how to squeeze in one or two of them.
There also aren’t any drug-dealing biker gangs in Cymbeline, but don’t tell Ethan Hawke that.
To me, Cymbeline feels like an episode of Doctor Who. It’s all over the place, and it’s ridiculous, and I love it.
Anonymous said: Two chickens are sitting in the attic, baking neutrons. Says one to the other: "It's Saint Valentine's tomorrow." Says the other: "So what? I'm not playing."
Somehow, this one feels kind of like engrprof. But really, I’ve no idea
Nope, not me! Keep guessing. I did send you one, though.