Pygmy Giraffe

Keeping the demons away.
Burying myself in ladies and characters touching on Ophelia.

Burying myself in ladies and characters touching on Ophelia.

What has changed in 450 years of performing, reading, writing Shakespeare? The history of women interacting with Shakespeare’s plays is also the history of women’s rights, suffrage, and of the feminist movement. It is a history of women being silenced and of finding ways to speak out anyway. Shakespeare has been, and is, an uneasy ally in this history. He complicates but also enriches our idea of what a woman is. Too often we are still Katherinas, forced to compromise our dignity in order to retain our voice, or else our insistence on speaking is blamed for our tragedies, like Juliet. But the reason why we still read Shakespeare’s women, is that they are women. Goneril, Juliet, and Katherina are finally not ciphers. Whatever else they may be, they are true women, and they have true voices.

Happy birthday, Willy. #shakespeare

Happy birthday, Willy. #shakespeare

poniesaregreat:

#twinsies with k$

Today was a good day for the color lavender.

poniesaregreat:

#twinsies with k$

Today was a good day for the color lavender.

thefinalimage:

A Boy Named Charlie Brown | 1969 | dir. Bill Melendez

thefinalimage:

A Boy Named Charlie Brown | 1969 | dir. Bill Melendez

shitroughdrafts:

10 Things I Hate About You,direct by Gil Junger. 1999.
Order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!

shitroughdrafts:

10 Things I Hate About You,direct by Gil Junger. 1999.

Order the Shit Rough Drafts book here!