Loyalty Oaths - The New Yorker

Fiennes as the Roman general in the most oppressive of Shakespeare’s great tragedies. (RICCARDO VECCHIO)

One edition of “Coriolanus,” issued to German schools in 1934, likened Shakespeare’s hero, the Roman general Caius Martius Coriolanus, to the Führer. Coriolanus wishes to lead the people back to health, pupils were told, “just as Adolf Hitler in our days wishes to lead our beloved German fatherland.” Little wonder that, after the end of the Second World War, the play was included on a blacklist, for use by American officers, of works that should not be performed in occupied Germany. “Coriolanus” was not staged there again until 1952. In later years, though, when Bertolt Brecht reconfigured the play, he sided, as you would expect, with the righteous demands of that same throng, against their trampling overlord. All of which is a tribute to the original work, written around 1608—to the mystery of its author’s own tastes, to the clashing reactions that it continues to provoke, and to the undimmed fire and danger of its verse.

I don’t think Coriolanus is the most oppressive of Shakespeare’s tragedies, but perhaps it is the most opaque. Also, it is not one of the leanest plays, it’s one of the longest—unless the author calls a lack of subplots “lean.”

killerkhaleesi:

facebooksexism:

Hey did y’all hear about the female reboot of Ghostbusters? Because misogynists sure did!!!!! (First pic is Ernie Hudson’s quote, the rest are comments on it.)

I AM GOING TO THE THEATER OPENING NIGHT AND FOR A WEEK AFTER I AM PREORDERING THE BLU RAY EVERYONE IS GETTING A COPY OF THIS MOVIE WHEN IT COMES OUT FUCK THESE DUDES

"because it’s about ghost"

I love how women are to blame for “slutty costumes” created by men and revealing cosplay based on characters created by men. But that’s the MRA attitude—women are to blame for literally everything.

I still haven’t seen The Hollow Crown, so I might wait until they release The Wars of the Roses tetralogy. That way, I can watch them all in a row.

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Noelle's Nook: Love's Labour's Lost (RSC)

Christopher Luscombe’s charming production of William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is set in the Edwardian era on a Victorian manor. The King of Navarre and his three friends vow to give up sleep, food, and women and instead dedicate themselves to studying. However, the king inconveniently forgot about the arrival of the Princess of France and her female entourage. Needless to say, the men’s studies don’t go as planned.

even though the character is very creepy, this statement could have been made by captain-snen's bf, lol

kinopurinchan:

sebadasstian-stan:

i made some tough decisions in my life but i was never prepared for this

axlaru:

#well you could fuck marry and kill each in turn.

#mysteryofthings this one’s easy because we’ve tried every combination of this game

Yeah, this one’s pretty easy for me: fuck Chris, marry Chris, and kill Chris.

JK, fuck Evans, marry Hemsworth, kill the sweetheart Pratt.

visionsgirl:

i’d rather be lost with you: a cangel fanmix {listen}

~a playlist about missed chances, words left unsaid and things that should have been forever

Serena Review

wellroundedandpracticallyperfect:

Ok, I’m back home and I’m going to attempt to review Serena. I’m not going to reveal any huge spoilers, but I will put it under read more just in case…

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Honestly I’m just happy about the sex scenes.