O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene!
(Lines taken from “Henry V” by William Shakespeare, 1598-1599. The scene before the Royal Shakespeare Company’s performance of “Henry V” at the BAM Harvey Theatre. The throne is replica of the Coronation Chair/King Edward’s Chair. Photo by Riffchorusriff. March 31, 2016.)
i think my favorite thing about mcpoyle vs ponderosa is the implication that the mcpoyles are familiar enough with bird law to know about the three-strike rule and therefore know to protect royal from the chair. or lethal injection. or perhaps some sort of small bird guillotine. i wouldn’t understand the physics of it, i’m not an executioner. i’m just the best goddamned bird lawyer in the world.