"Tastes in acting, as in everything else, certainly vary, but a great Shakespearean performance is easy to spot. You know one when you see one, although it’s probably more accurate to say that you know one when you don’t see one: when the language no longer feels remote, when the humanity of the actor and the character seem indivisible, when the emotion being expressed is no longer veiled by poetic phrasing but revealed by it, creating a shock of recognition in your own heart."
Mark Rylance getting ready for his turn in “Twelfth Night.”
Photo. Chad Batka for The New York Times
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Thanks for Alternating Current, wireless radio and generally being awesome. The future is now and it is yours.
Tom Hiddleston reading “So We’ll Go No More A Roving” by Lord Byron
So, we'll go no more a roving
So late into the night,
Though the heart be still as loving,
And the moon be still as bright.
For the sword outwears its sheath,
And the soul wears out the breast,
And the heart must pause to breathe,
And love itself have rest.
Though the night was made for loving,
And the day returns too soon,
Yet we'll go no more a roving
By the light of the moon.
Other poem reads are here.
I don’t think this has been uploaded yet. Would anyone like me to upload all the poems that he’s read(that I have)?
Forget the room of one’s own - write in the kitchen, lock yourself up
in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job or during meals, between sleeping or waking. I write while sitting on the john. No long stretches at the typewriter unless you’re wealthy or have a patron - you may not even own a typewriter. While you wash the floor or clothes listen to the words chanting in your body. When you’re depressed, angry, hurt, when compassion and love possess you.
When you cannot help but write
Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff, Wales
"The bath-house and the old lady that’s there, and the gods… I like that kind of world. They’re very intriguing. That other world has much depth and there’s a lot of different kinds of people inhabiting it — that’s what I like to work with. It’s not a small contained world, it’s actually a world that stretches out, a place that it’s normal that when it rains there’s a sea the next day…So that’s why Spirited Away evolved into that kind of film. And it was so much pain and care and labour I don’t know why I do these things!" (Miyazaki)