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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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victoriousvocabulary:

DAFFADOWNDILLY

[noun]

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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Retro-style posters that were given out to the cast and crew of the Captain America films. I absolutely love these, and really wish they’d been the official one-sheets. The First Avenger poster is absolutely beautiful.

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