"you make my heart beat in iambic pentameter."
no you don’t understand shakespeare literally writes to the beat of your heart
- that’s why shakespearean actors will sometimes pound their chests in time to the words during readings
- that’s why you use fluctuations in the rhythm to track your character’s emotional state - any irregularities in the scansion are like the character’s heart stuttering or jumping or skipping a beat
- that’s why when characters share the rhythm - switching off in the middle of a foot - those characters inevitably have an extraordinarily intimate connection
shakespeare fucking writes viscerally, he is literally in your body, and that, my friend, that is why the best shakespearean actors don’t posture and emote
you have to be fucking alive and passionate and electric - it can’t be intellectual, in the end, it has to be about connection and the sweating, cheering, jeering, bleeding masses you’re performing to, because make no mistake, shakespeare may go to lofty heights, but he only works if you’re just as grounded in the earth. he has to be in your body. he has to be in your body.
holy motherfucking shit i love shakespeare so much, get him in your bones, breathe him in, stomp and rage and pine, dadum dadum dadum dadum dadum, it is literally to the beat of your heart
This Is How Koalas Run
Reblogging just for that fantastic pun
I have absolutely, definitely, not lost my love for the theater. Only last night, I went to see a friend in a show in the West End in London and was completely in awe of the craft that being a stage actor brings, and I definitely want to get back to that at some stage.
#there is a point to this gifset and that point is this:#that third shot is really important#because it comes directly after ‘you’re the new will graham’#the camera shot is from hannibal’s point of view#and the camera lingers on beverly for quite some time#because as hannibal sees it#she is just as important a part of the crime scene as will might experience it as any other aspect#this is hannibal seeing beverly in a new light#the light will sees her in#and suddenly#she’s this very important player#this is hannibal realizing beverly is not a woman to be taken lightly#beverly katz is a force to be reckoned with and hannibal is starting to factor her into the equation#she’s the only person at the fbi who’s had the perception to place some blame on him and he knows enough to be wary about a woman like that#beverly katz for president tbh#someone reblog this meta because this gifset makes 0 sense without it i swear (x)
Hannibal: *screams from mountain top* I EAT PEOPLEEEEEEEEEEEE!!
Jack Crawford at the bottom of the mountain: *screams back* YOU EAT PINEAPPLE? ME TOO!!
winston knows what’s up
cannibal joke game too strong