“I have no intention of breaking down her prejudices. I want her to believe in God and virtue and the sanctity of marriage, and still not be able to stop herself.” Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse/National Theatre Live, 2016)
I don’t understand why some tries to make people feel ashamed of themselves for liking Messi. Just because he is ‘popular’? “But they support NT only for him”. Bitch most Napoli fans supported Argentina against their country because of Maradona. Don’t let me get started. And Messi is breath taking, mind blowing. He deserves the love and the attention he gets. I mean, I wake up happier when I know he is going to play that day. But I am actually lying here tough. I pretend like I love Messi for his talent but even without it, I would still love him so freaking much. It is Leo Messi ,yo. He is like rainbows and candies and everything beautiful in this world. Above all Messi es más argentino que el dulce de leche.
All my Messi fan friends, don’t let anyone make you feel like a bandwagoner. You are doing it right. Leo Messi is the best player and the most amazing human being. Bye.
I have been a fan for a few years already, when I saw Coriolanus in my local Movie Theatre on NT Live. I was bluffed! He was so powerful and subtle in the same time; fun, tough and incredibly emotional. The scene between Volumnia and Coriolanus still brought me chills and tears. He showed his real potentional, and he still confirming it.
I have a feeling that strenght would be seen again as Cap. James Conrad. I am always looking forward to a new role, because it could always be my future favourite role…
ROS: Do you ever think of yourself as actually dead, lying in a box with a lid on it?
ROS: Nor do I, really… It’s silly to be depressed by it. I mean one thinks of it like being alive in a box, one keeps forgetting to take into account the fact that one is dead… which should make a difference… shouldn’t it? I mean, you’d never know you were in a box, would you? It would be just like being asleep in a box. Not that I’d like to sleep in a box, mind you, not without any air - you’d wake up dead, for a start and then where would you be? Apart from inside a box. That’s the bit I don’t like, frankly. That’s why I don’t think of it.
Because you’d be helpless, wouldn’t you? Stuffed in a box like that, I mean you’d be in there for ever. Even taking into account the fact that you’re dead, really… ask yourself, if! Asked you straight off - I’m going to stuff you in this box now, would you rather be alive or dead?Naturally, you’d prefer to be alive. Life in a box is better than no life at all. I expect. You’d have a chance at least. You could he there thinking - well, at least I’m not dead! In a minute someone’s going to bang on the lid and tell me to come out. (Banging on the floor with his fists.) ‘Hey you, whatsyernaine! Come out of there!’
GUlL: (Jumps up savagely) You don’t have to flog it to death!
ROS: I wouldn’t think about it, if! were you. You’d only get depressed. (Pause.) Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it going to end?
- Benedict Cumberbatch performing Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead during 50 years on stage.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are two fools in a world that is beyond their understanding.
This fragment from act II, with Rosencrantz pondering the mysteries of chance, death and eternity, shows how they often state deep philosophical truths during their nonsensical ramblings, yet they depart from those ideas as quickly as they come to them.
There’s a phisicality involved in the theatre, it’s about sustaining a narrative with mind and body. In this specific case, a terrific comic timing is required, too. And Benedict has got this combination of cerebral and physical, and a clownery shelf that transparently shows up the drama of the character’s fate.
Behold the delightful poignancy of Cumberbatch’s performance, live on stage at National Theatre 50th Anniversary!
I bet he enjoyed taking part in it, and he’s eager to come back on stage - when possible and properly arranged, I mean - for far more than two minutes, as much as we are to see him there…
…the box office total for the National Theatre Live film of the stage production of Hamlet with Benedict Cumberbatch recently overtook that of the well-reviewed movie adaptation of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender, with current cumulative totals of £2.85m and £2.82m respectively.