One thing about Shakespeare that I find mind-blowing is that you sit there and the actor will mouth some cliche and you will suddenly realize that line, which YOU think of as a cliche, was written 500 years ago. The impact Shakespeare had on the English language is immense.
That's very fascinating indeed. (Same goes for Goethe and some other German poets/writers. I was quite amazed just how many expressions have their origin in "Faust" alone!)
I had the time of my life. It's a wonderful lesson that if you do the things you love, that's the way to go. Rufus
And it was the touch of the imperfect upon the would-be perfect that gave the sweetness, because it was that which gave the humanity. Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Was at one of our English cinemas here yesterday, to see the production of London´s Old Vic, All My Sons by Arthur Miller. A great play and a fabulous performance by a very American Bill Pullman, Sally Field, Jenna Coleman and a versatile Colin Morgan, but the rest of the cast was also very good.
I like it that they´re not too "modern" at London theatres, but this was a bit too conservative, although it might have been intentional.
Been to Cyrano today from The Playhouse, with James McAvoy in the title part. Very modern production with a lot of beatboxing, but also some quiet moments. Made me think about the different aspects of the play, so plan to read it.
National Theatre shows theatre productions for free (hoping for a donation) every Thursday evening GMT on Youtube, and it´s available for a week to watch. I saw Frankenstein, which is really great, and Jane Eyre before, which I also liked.