"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
be romantic with me, give me roses and hold my hand, but also be Romantic, engage in a distraught duel to the death for my affections on a church spire during a lightning storm
kiss me in the rain but also revolt against the aristocratic social and political norms of the age of enlightenment
If I ever played Grantaire he would be Bernard Black (Dylan Moran)
every morning I look forward to coming home and sleeping
Albert Camus wrote that the only serious question in life is whether to kill yourself or not.
Tom Robbins wrote that the only serious question is whether time has a beginning and an end.
Camus clearly got up on the wrong side of the bed, and Robbins must have forgotten to set the alarm.
There is only one serious question, and that is: Who knows how to make love stay?
Answer me that, and I will tell you whether or not to kill yourself; Answer me that and I will ease your mind about the beginning and the end of time; Answer me that and I will reveal to you the purpose of the moon."
Grunge!Ponine as promised to Leah queerhera because of headcanons :)
The Ambassadors, detail (1553)
Hans Holbein the Younger
La petit mort?