When we took Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure” into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that “If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.” And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: “To whom should I complain?” And a woman in the audience shouted: “The Police!” And then she looked right at that woman and said: “If I did relate this, who would believe me?” And the woman answered back, “No one, girl.” And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period.
—  Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)
I just want Danny Boyle's Frankenstein released on DVD

I want the front cover of it to be a lenticular print that does this as you turn it

And inside I want one side with Miller’s Creature on the disc, and the other side with Cumberbatch’s Creature on the disc. 

And when you remove the discs, the Creature’s creator will be the picture underneath in the box. 

The dvd box alone could be so beautiful, and I want it in my life so badly!


“My parents never pushed me or my brother into anything. We’re a very close-knit family. Their idea of parenting was if we showed interest in something they would provide us with everything we needed to follow that interest. I used to like taking photographs, so they’d buy me a camera, and they’d send me to photography courses. I always liked writing, so my mum would give me books on writing. When it came to acting it was, OK, you like doing this as an extracurricular activity, let’s send you to London. You can do National Youth Theater, do these drama courses. They shot themselves in the foot with that one because I ended up following that.
Luckily, it’s paid off so far.” (x)

Live auction for an opportunity for you and a friend to enjoy lunch at The Ivy Club with James McAvoy.

The NT Bright Young Things Gala returns to raise funds in support of emerging artists at the National Theatre.

By supporting the National Theatre you’ll be making a difference for the young directors, writers, actors and designers who are forging ahead in making the exciting and bold theatre we enjoy today.

  • Me:*doesn't want to listen to Say No To This because my god Alex learn to keep it in your pants*
  • Me:*listens anyway out of respect for Jasmine Cephas Jones' incredible vocals*