also elisabeth

#helpless (hamilton, a writeup)

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.

gushing about the staging under the cut

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- And you never say thank you!
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       Mama, wenn ich älter werde, such mir k e i n e n Mann

       alles was mich glüklich macht kann ich a l l e i n

Pia Douwes & Maya Hakvoort in the Original Vienna Production of Elisabeth


[ 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! ]

anonymous asked:

Being an aro frustrates me sometimes because you're never done 'coming out'. Often you have to remember your parents or people next to you that you're not seeing anyone and WHY.

I feel you buddy. 

Honestly, for me, romantic and sexual orientation, though important and should never be pushed aside, are private things. At least for me. I know how frustrating it is because people don’t get it, but as someone who was once on that receiving end of people coming out to me, sometimes you don’t know what to do with the information. Not defending them, but sometimes that is the case. 

For you, don’t be frustrated! You’re aro. You just don’t feel the romo that a lot of others feel. If you don’t want to be consistently coming out to people, just use deflecting sentences. Here are some I use. 

Person: You gonna get a boyfriend? 

Me: Ich gehör nur mir. 

Person: You gonna date someone? 

Me: Sorry, I can’t hear you over the sound of me loving dogs over boys.

Person: You ever have a crush? 

Me: Only the crushing weight of responsibility and existence in my mortal flesh prison thanks Karen.


jensen and friends :)


paaaaaart the eighth of my very poorly subtitled version of elisabeth.


part nine is here.

this is a really short and really fun one. it works best on its own.

no warnings, no translator’s notes, just pure, unadulterated KAFFEHAUSKULTUR. this is so extremely and depressingly accurate to the viennese spirit, you have no idea. like, this is us as a people. this is it.

also, please pay attention to everything lucheni does in the background.


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!


There is this cartoon named “Sissi” which is based on the life of Empress Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria and her husband Franz Joseph I. 

This is the intro to the cartoon!