- It’s your job! I give you money. You give me ideas. - And you never say thank you! - That’s what the money is for! You’re young, you’ll get your recognition. And honestly, its absolutely ridiculous to be two years into your career and counting your ideas! Everything to you is an opportunity! And you should be thanking me every morning when you wake up, along with Jesus for giving you another day! | GET TO KNOW ME MEME: MAD MEN, THE SUITCASE [2/5 tv episodes]
okay so tl;dr? i cried. i frickin sat there with two teardrops rolling down my face and chin and neck and i couldn’t frickin wipe it away because i was so invested (and also i didn’t want to ruin my makeup) and it was just. it was so good guys. so good.
[ Man sieht Elisabeth in einem der Spiegel. Ihr Bild gleicht einem berühmten Gemälde von Franz Xaver Winterhalter aus dem Jahre 1864. Sie tritt aus dem Rahmen des Spiegels heraus… die schönste Frau der Welt! ]
I’ve been thinking about doing another one of these for the past few days and as it’s been more than a year since I posted a follow forever
(and also because my blog is officially six years old today…), I believe it’s time topresent you with a new post. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
Found this video of the last song of Elisabeth das Musical -
Der Schleier fällt - being both sung and signed in German Sign Language! O_O
Apparently it’s from a performance in Essen in 2002 which was translated by a Sign Language Interpreter and captioned - but in which the actors themselves also signed the final song while on stage!
I had been considering what a signed version of Elisabeth might look like - but this just renews my interest and makes me think! It’s inspiring!
I find it especially powerful how the directions of the “pronoun” signs (signs like “you” “me” “yours” and “mine”) seem to “hook” into echother or have an interesting interplay between moving together the same way and then at the end snapping into symmetry as they both sing “belong to me”! I also love how Elisabeth and Der Tod/Death seem to be throwing signs through the air at eachother and catching them at the beginning of the song. Sending their thoughts and feelings eachother across the abyss between their perspectives and between life and death.
Honestly, so much in the musical is about how people relate to eachother, and to the forces that come through their lives - and that gets expressed in the choreography so wonderfully. There are so many opportunities to express that in sign and I would love to see them all!