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snezydna:

Played around with Photoshop to achieve this dramatic looking HDR effect. Photo taken (as always) by Me.

snezydna:

Played around with Photoshop to achieve this dramatic looking HDR effect. Photo taken (as always) by Me.

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A-daisy: Michael Fassbender to star in Macbeth

filmfilmfilmfilms:

A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is set to make its way onto our screens in the not too distant future, with the title role set to be occupied by none other than Michael Fassbender.

Following in the footsteps of his X-Men co-star James McAvoy (currently playing the role on…

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“I dare do all that may become a man;
Who dares do more is none.”

—   Macbeth — William Shakespeare (via isthequestiontheanswer)
artsandcrafts28:

Arthur Hughes - “Ophelia”
1863-71

artsandcrafts28:

Arthur Hughes - “Ophelia”

1863-71

“Seems, madam! nay it is; I know not ‘seems.’
‘Tis not alone my inky cloak, good mother,
Nor customary suits of solemn black,
Nor windy suspiration of forced breath,
No, nor the fruitful river in the eye,
Nor the dejected ‘havior of the visage,
Together with all forms, moods, shapes of grief,
That can denote me truly: these indeed seem,
For they are actions that a man might play:
But I have that within which passeth show;
These but the trappings and the suits of woe.”

—    Hamlet, William Shakespeare (via kelseywanderer)

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polymathically:

“To build, or not to build…that’s not a hard question at all!”
Best LEGO minifigure EVER. 

polymathically:

“To build, or not to build…that’s not a hard question at all!”

Best LEGO minifigure EVER. 

dipthatpen:

British World War I recruitment poster
London, Parliamentary Recruitment Committee, 1915.

dipthatpen:

British World War I recruitment poster

London, Parliamentary Recruitment Committee, 1915.

jorgev:

“But why couldn’t I say “Amen”? I desperately needed God’s blessing, but the word “Amen” stuck in my throat.”  Macbeth-ACT 2-Scene 2

jorgev:

“But why couldn’t I say “Amen”? I desperately needed God’s blessing, but the word “Amen” stuck in my throat.”  Macbeth-ACT 2-Scene 2

Watch Trevor Nunn's RSC King Lear Adaptation (starring Sir Ian McKellan)

From the Introduction: “King Lear is a masterpiece of literary fiction.  Ian McKellen and Trevor Nunn have rendered the play in a masterful fashion.  PBS has broadcast the play, and now makes it available here, at Great Performances Online.  A masterpiece done in masterful fashion should not be missed.

However, King Lear is long, complicated, and quite strange.  It has also been interpreted more broadly and in more diverse ways than any other Shakespeare play.  As all great art that can be endlessly appreciated, King Lear can be explored and experienced in many ways, but not all at once.  Much as one must view a great cathedral from a particular vantage point, one can only appreciate King Lear from some perspective or point of view—one or many.  This Lear section of the Great Performances site provides a great deal of information about King Lear, and offers a variety of points of view. We cordially invite you to watch the film at Great Performances Online.  We also invite you to explore the many ways in which the play can be appreciated, and contribute your own thoughts.  King Lear may be fiction, but it offers one the richest ways we have for thinking about life.”