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Song: Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II (Brutus)
Artist: Rebecca Etzine
Album: Shakespeare Recordings
Played: 25 times.

Be patient till the last. Romans, countrymen, and lovers! hear me for my cause, and be silent, that you may hear: believe me for mine honour, and have respect to mine honour, that you may believe: censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. If there be any in this assembly, any dear friend of Caesar’s, to him I say, that Brutus’ love to Caesar was no less than his. If then that friend demand why Brutus rose against Caesar, this is my answer: —Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. Had you rather Caesar were living and die all slaves, than that Caesar were dead, to live all free men? As Caesar loved me, I weep for him; as he was fortunate, I rejoice at it; as he was valiant, I honour him: but, as he was ambitious, I slew him. There is tears for his love; joy for his fortune; honour for his valour; and death for his ambition. Who is here so base that would be a bondman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so rude that would not be a Roman? If any, speak; for him have I offended. Who is here so vile that will not love his country? If any, speak; for him have I offended. I pause for a reply…Then none have I offended. I have done no more to Caesar than you shall do to Brutus. The question of his death is enrolled in the Capitol; his glory not extenuated, wherein he was worthy, nor his offences enforced, for which he suffered death.

I can’t record something new for the Shakespeare monologue meme because my computer is off being fixed, so here’s a favorite piece I recorded a while ago.
  #Shakespeare monologue meme  

Lupita Nyong’o Has Been Named People Magazine’s 2014 Most Beautiful Person


While I’m wary of the media fetishizing and objectifying Lupita purely for her beauty, it is a big fucking deal that she is being held up as a universal image for beauty. When was the last time you saw a dark skinned Black woman on the cover of a popular magazine? When was the last time you saw someone who looks like Lupita with a major, high end beauty campaign? This is going to be HUGE for so many little girls and it just fills me with joy. And what a role model. Good lord.

Lupita Nyong’o Has Been Named People Magazine’s 2014 Most Beautiful Person

While I’m wary of the media fetishizing and objectifying Lupita purely for her beauty, it is a big fucking deal that she is being held up as a universal image for beauty. When was the last time you saw a dark skinned Black woman on the cover of a popular magazine? When was the last time you saw someone who looks like Lupita with a major, high end beauty campaign? This is going to be HUGE for so many little girls and it just fills me with joy.

And what a role model. Good lord.

  #HELL YES    #Lupita Nyong'o  

commodiana:

Captain America and Superman were both created by Jewish men in the 1930’s/early 1940’s, and it’s really irresponsible to talk about either character’s conceptions if you’re just going to write off their creators as white.

  #fucking thank you  

He can’t hold the Bible, my Lord. 

  #bless this crazy fucking show    #and Marx is claiming it was offsides  

cakesandfail:

IT’S WILL SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY AND CHARLES II’S CORONATION DAY

AND ST GEORGE IS NOT ONLY THE PATRON SAINT OF ENGLAND, BUT ALSO OF SYPHILIS

IT FEELS LIKE DICK JOKE CHRISTMAS

  #THIS IS THE VERY BEST DAY    #Shakespeare Day  
shitroughdrafts:

The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare. 1598.

shitroughdrafts:

The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare. 1598.

  #Shakespeare  

crazyredheadednerd:

This is one of my favorite bird gifsets.

I want to buy this bird and give it to jerusalemsunrise.

  #I still don't trust birds  
Shakespeare lived his life, stunned by its majesty, and in his writing attempted to seize what he felt, to capture this passion in symbolic form. Lured into the intensity of living, he re-presented this intensity in language. And why? Because beauty stunned him. Because the soul cannot confine such feelings,
From “A Director Prepares” by Anne Bogart (via jerusalemsunrise)
  #sigh    #love ya bill  
I never had imaginary friends and I wasn’t so sure about fairy godmothers. But I did have Shakespeare. He has been my North Star, my conscience, and my comfort for 12 years now. Happy Birthday, you beautiful, genius, you. 450 years never looked so good. #shakespeare #happybirthdayshakespeare

I never had imaginary friends and I wasn’t so sure about fairy godmothers. But I did have Shakespeare. He has been my North Star, my conscience, and my comfort for 12 years now. Happy Birthday, you beautiful, genius, you. 450 years never looked so good. #shakespeare #happybirthdayshakespeare

  #shakespeare    #happybirthdayshakespeare  
completeworkstv:

Guys, Shakespeare is SUPER excited for his birthday tomorrow. He even got his nails done. #shakespearesbirthday #completeworks

completeworkstv:

Guys, Shakespeare is SUPER excited for his birthday tomorrow. He even got his nails done. #shakespearesbirthday #completeworks

  #AWWW HELL YEAH    #Shakespeare  

blackgirlnerds:

pawntakesqueen:

Belle featurette from Fox Searchlight Pictures

AHH! CanNOT wait for this to come out!!

  #THE MOST EXCITED    #Belle    #gugu mbatha raw  
emilianadarling:

bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

#A GAME OF CHILD ACTORS WHO REALLY KNOW THEIR FUCKING CHARACTERS

emilianadarling:

bailarina-raven:

“I don’t want people to like her anymore, almost, that sounds really, really bad.I want people to realize that actually she’s not the same anymore. You can’t root for her forever, because she’s not there to be your favorite character. That’s not what she’s there for. She’s real. People go down bad paths and they make bad decisions, but it’s always justified in their head. I want the audience to differentiate that and not just be like, ‘Oh, it’s Arya, we love her.’ Because actually look at what Arya’s doing. She’s being eaten away from the inside out, and she’s not stopping it.” - about Arya

#A GAME OF CHILD ACTORS WHO REALLY KNOW THEIR FUCKING CHARACTERS

  #THE WOMAN WHO DID THE CHILD ACTOR CASTING FOR THIS SHOW DESERVES A FUCKING MEDAL    #WAY TO KNOCK EVERY SINGLE PART OUT OF THE WATER    #Maisie Williams    #Game of Thrones  

Shakespeare Question

sweetspeas:

nyxira:

Someone just asked me what is a nonny and how does one hey it. 

"It’s like the ‘Yeah, son!’ of Early Modern English music?"

  #Shakespeare camp was the fucking best guys let me tell you  

I’ve been working on a practice exam for my certification today and one of the questions was as follows: “Some people have expressed the view that your subject [drama] is a “soft option” in comparison with “more academic” subjects. How would you respond to this argument?”

I had to resist writing:

"Well I would respond by saying that this person is stupid and their opinion is stupid and they should feel bad. Because they’re stupid."

As my entire answer.

  #although I think I'd be completely justified in saying that.    #theatre    #theatre education    #rebecca in real life  

Shakespeare Question

nyxira:

Someone just asked me what is a nonny and how does one hey it. 

  #We had stupidly long debates about this at Shakespeare camp    #hours were wasted    #I'd say it was a bit silly but it was really more hilarious than anything else    #shakespeare