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I am Daenerys Stormborn. Your Masters may have told you lies about me, or they may have told you nothing. It does not matter. I have nothing to say to them. I speak only to you. First, I went to Astapor. Those who were slaves in Astapor now stand behind me. Free. Next I went to Yunkai. Those who were slaves in Yunkai now stand behind me. Free. Now I have come to Meereen. I am not your enemy. Your enemy is beside you. Your enemy steals and murders your children. Your enemy has nothing for you but chains and suffering, and commands. I do not bring you commands. I bring you a choice. And I bring your enemies what they deserve.


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Usually associated with Christmas, mincemeat can be a great addition to your Easter feast. Read this great text about it, and it’s medieval roots, and get down to business.


  • 1 quantity of  homemade mincemeat 
  • 4 large quince (or good baking apples)
  • 2oz melted unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarse brown sugar (optional)
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Prepare mincemeat according to directions and store in a cool, dark place. Bring to room temperature.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350F/175C
  3. Cut quince or apple in two pieces. The bottom should be about two-thirds of the fruit, with the top being the other third, where the stork is.
  4. With a paring knife core and empty most of quince or apple flesh, leaving half an inch (1cm) wall around the outside on both top and bottom pieces. Leave skin on.
  5. Fill cavity in bottom with mincemeat and pile high.
  6. Top with lid and brush fruit lightly all over with melted butter, and sprinkle with brown sugar (latter is optional).
  7. Place in oven and bake for 40-50 minutes until quince/apple is nicely browned and wilting but not collapsed.
  8. Allow to cool for 5 or 10 minutes before serving dusted with powdered sugar, and with your choice of seasonal sauce/whipped cream/ice cream.

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Shakespeare’s poetry is like a labyrinth. And his verse is so full of twists and turns, which at first can seem confusing and befuddling and intimidating. But, if in preparation on your own, you’ve worked out the route from the outside to the center and you know you have to take this turn and then this turn and then go around the back of this and then come back in this way… If you as an actor know the way through the labyrinth you can lead other people faster and with clarity and with fun.

Tom Hiddleston in the documentary A Muse Of Fire. See clip here: http://vimeo.com/92063920

What do you guys think about this?? Is Tom Hiddleston right? or are you just agreeing with him because he’s hot? 

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Teaching Shakespeare in a nutshell.

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If you as a teacher don’t know your text inside and out, you can’t teach it to kids.  And a good actor can convey much of that.  I’ve always maintained my theater experience—what little I have—has helped me more teach Shakespeare and much literature than anything else. 

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an archaic and poetic variation for daffodil, a yellow or white spring flower.

Etymology: alteration of daffodil; unexplained variant of Middle English affodile < Vulgar Latin affodillus, variant of asphodelus < Greek asphódelos, “asphodel”.

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