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ASSAD ZAMAN as Florizel The Winter's Tale, 2021 | Royal Shakespeare Company
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pocketgalaxies · 2 days
ashley turning the hamilton reference into george michael and laura validating her so hard in the face of her judgmental theatre husband
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gnossienne · 12 hours
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Chynowski and Kilar's Dracula (Latvijas Nacionālā Opera un Balets, 2021)
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Best Musical World Cup Bonus Poll
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weirdlookindog · 2 days
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Bela Lugosi and Hortense Alden in stage production Arabesque (1925).
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emotional-moss · 3 days
listen i try not to care if someone dislikes bmc because like. it’s none of my business and it’s just an opinion (although it’s one of my hyperfixations so i do get mad lmao) BUT. WHEN I SEE THEM INSULTING BE MORE CHILL BECAUSE ITS WEIRD AND CRINGE. shut up !!! first of all cringe culture is dead and second of all….be more chill is cringe on purpose !!!! it’s about a bunch of cringe high school kids learning to EMBRACE THE CRINGE!!! and may i add how cringe culture is so heavily based on making fun of adhd and autistic individuals !!! and BOY OH BOY i can talk about how why be more chill is an allegory for neurodivergence. i could talk about that for HOURS but i WON’T !!!! because this is a short tumblr post asking people to stop saying bmc is bad because it’s weird and cringe. it’s like that on PURPOSE
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heythereimashley · 12 hours
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Managed to find a very brief little trailer for the play The Father
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bucketttt4 · 3 days
Athletic Narry!
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DAYYM he's so flexible- for what reason tho 😭
Also theatre kid 😌
Look at him sitting there prettily
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keepthisholykiss · 2 days
just saw the coolest hamlet production of my LIFE so i am going to tell everyone about it please lend me your ears the following rant will be incoherent and unedited but idc just listen to this shit
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Okay so this production was by Patch Productions Theatre and was directed and produced by Atticus Belmonte who also played Gertrude. The cast was 8 people and it was immersive, meaning we could follow specific characters throughout the theatre and see scenes of our choosing depending on who we followed.
Initially my partner and I followed Hamlet, naturally, but soon we found ourselves running up and down spiral staircases, dashing behind the main stage, and hiding in corners of rooms to listen to as much as possible.
This production offered unique scenes featuring all the characters, building off the theory of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and focusing on what it means to be each character in this story. At times Ophelia could be found singing, sobbing, and popping one too many pills alone in a room. Other times Claudius and Gertrude may be whispering in a corner. Laertes sat alone on a couch playing with a musical doll and reciting advice from Polonius. The play utilized music like that of Regina Spektor and poetry from Sylvia Plath.
We found ourselves gravitating to Ophelia specifically over and over again as this character study and performance was so amazing. Ophelia tragically overdoses while a projection of Dolly Parton’s rendition of I Will Always Love You plays overtop. The song glitches at the moment of Ophelia’s death and returns to a steady video as Gertrude finds her body.
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The setting of immersive theatre allows for the feeling of being included in intimate moments and peeks behind the curtain but this particular production took every emotion of Hamlet and forced it in your face all at once. The utilization of drag performance and styling also gave a particularly poignant note to how queerness can exist within this same context.
One of the most amazing moments for me was slipping into a room to watch Ophelia lament over Polonius’ death only to hear Hamlet in the hall behind us giving the “now might I do it” speech. The scenes were rearranged in a perfect adaptation which brought forward so many new ways to enjoy a play I have studied on-end.
None of this summary is cohesive I’m sure as this play absolutely fried my brain. But long story short I loved it and I hope everyone alive can experience a similar Hamlet in their own time. Currently my spouse and I are in a years-long journey to adapt Hamlet in our own way and viewing this production turned my understanding of the play on its nose (for the better!) and I am so excited to keep experiencing Hamlet through the eyes of others.
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aglennco · 17 hours
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My poster design for Ship Company Theatre's 2023 production of Crypthand.
Crypthand imagines the early life of Anne Lister, a 19th-century diarist, businesswoman and queer icon. Originally produced by Gale Force Theatre in Halifax, this theatrical comedy tells the story of Anne's first relationship with her school roommate Eliza Raine and the lengths they go to keep their love secret. In their attic bedroom, they invent a unique code that allows them to express their affections without being found out, but what happens when the code is discovered? 
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losingbenni · 2 days
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PERDITA & FLORIZEL The Winter's Tale, 2021 | Royal Shakespeare Company
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scotianostra · 3 days
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John Paton Laurie was born on 25th March 1897.
Laurie was born at Dumfries, to William Laurie, a clerk in a tweed mill and later a hatter and hosier, and Jessie Ann Laurie née Brown Laurie attended Dumfries Academy, before abandoning a career in architecture to serve in the First World War as a member of the Honourable Artillery Company. Upon his demobilisation, he trained to become an actor under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech and Drama, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London and first acted on stage in 1921.
A prolific Shakespearian actor, Laurie spent much of the time between 1922 and 1939, playing Shakespearian parts including Hamlet, Richard III and Macbeth at the Old Vic or Stratford-upon-Avon.
He starred in his friend Laurence Olivier's three Shakespearean films, Henry V Hamlet and Richard III He and Olivier also appeared in "s You Like It. During the Second World War, Laurie served in the Home Guard - the only future Dad's Army cast member to do so.
His early work in films included Juno and the Paycock, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. His breakthrough third film was Hitchcock's The 39 Steps in which his menacing, understated performance as a crofter (opposite Peggy Ashcroft) is particularly memorable. Other work included Peter Manson in The Edge of the World, Clive Candy's batman in The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, the farmer recruit in The Way Ahead, the brothel proprietor in Fanny by Gaslight, the repugnant Pew in Disney's Treasure Island and Doctor MacFarlane in Hobson's Choice. In the 1945 film I Know Where I'm Going!, Laurie had a small speaking part in a céilidh sequence for which he was also credited as an adviser.
It was on the small screen that we remember Laurie most fondly as Private Frazer in Dad’s Army with his 'Wur doomed, wur awl doomed....” catchphrase. He cropped up in four episodes of the popular classic TV Show, The Avengers, playing a different role each time and in three episodes of Dr. Finlay's Casebook again playing different roles. Of course with a voice like his he was a natural as a storyteller on the bairns TV show Jackanory.
One of his final appearances, looking slightly frail, was in Return to the Edge of the World, directed by Michael Powell in 1978.
John Laurie died aged 83 in the Chalfont and Gerrards Cross Hospital, Chalfont St Peter, from emphysema, he was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
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wolves-willow · 1 year
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narcissistcookbook · 3 months
i run ttrpg games *very* rarely, just halloween one-offs every couple of years. but! here is the the most fun theatrical trick i've played on my players. it totally got them
this was a story that was going to begin with the players playing themselves, sitting around the table in my living room, and then in-game the living room (and the players) would be transported to another plane
i rigged up a bluetooth speaker next to the window and closed the curtains. about ten minutes after they came in, before the game even began, i began playing rain sounds very quietly over the speaker. every couple of minutes i turned the rain up louder. just as the game began, with the rain at near maximum volume, one of the players even said "wow, it's really coming down out there, it wasn't even raining when we arrived"
i wrote a creepy verbal ritual the players had to complete as a group to transport the room to another world. right as they finished the ritual, i turned off the lights in the room using a remote and turned off the rain sounds at the same time
it was crazy effective. realistically it only took them a couple of seconds to figure out how I'd managed to turn off the rain, but they all said later on that those few seconds were completely disorientating, even frightening
anyway, i'm still proud of it 💜
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llazylizard · 10 months
No, I don’t care if it’s “just the overture” or “only the orchestra.” I don’t care if there’s no one technically onstage yet. Put your phones away and stop talking. The show has started.
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