Anthony Hopkins as Audrey and Derek Jacobi as Touchstone in the all-male National Theatre production of As You Like It, 1967
"Anthony Hopkins struggled with the part of Audrey and threatened to bolt, but the role came into focus when he first donned a practice skirt (Sunday Times, 1 Oct. 1967). Hopkins put his discomfort to work, creating a performance that seemed ‘to have grown out of embarrassment’ and became the ‘funniest’ of them all, his Audrey ‘a bass-voiced Brunnhilde who sits expressionlessly through Touchstone’s advances and then grasps him in a bear-hug’ (Times, 4 Oct. 1967). At one point she thwacked him with a paddle. Derek Jacobi’s Touchstone ‘managed the incredible feat of making this clown actually very funny’, also contributing to the visual disorientation by being ‘prettier than any of the girls’ (Evening Standard, 4 Oct. 1967; Times, 4 Oct. 1967).” – Cynthia Marshall (ed.), Shakespeare in Production: As You Like It (2004), p. 75.
MYTHS SERIES | wendigo
The Anglokian Windigo (or Witiko) is a seasonal, subarctic, man-eating species. During the winter moons when food is scarce, there is a fear of the creature. With cadaverous body and a face out of an Edvard Munch portrait, highlighted with horrid glaring eyes, the Windigo have been described as giants with hearts of ice. Many who have been in close proximity to them have experienced chills and the sense that their own hearts were freezing over.
It is a remorseless beast that will devour its own family.
You’re so beautiful, like a tree..
Or a high class prostitute.
You’re so beautiful, you could be a part time model.
But you’ll probably still have to keep your normal job
Where those of wit and learning, will always find their kind
iconic video of my childhood
I still regularly quote this.
I can’t reblog this without providing a link in case anyone doesn’t know what this is. Because everyone should know what this is, I feel.
To think there are younger folk who do not know of this gem
For God’s sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings;
How some have been deposed; some slain in war,
Some haunted by the ghosts they have deposed;
Some poison’d by their wives: some sleeping kill’d;
Richard II: Act 3, Scene II
Ah, I see. Well then the fact is, I’ve rescued you.
Help was on the way and I was calmly waiting for it.