I feel like we should be saying things like...

"Hey, you...guy. The dames, eh? Yeah, the dames. Stupid dames. You having any luck with the horses? No, the horses are all...idiots. You know, between the dames and the horses, sometimes I don't even know why I put my hat on."

That's how people talk in bars, isn't it?

en passant
Q: groundhog's day, measure for measure

oh god, we are never going to leave this vineyard

i’m mad at my thesis today, but it still has one of my accidental favorite lines i’ve ever written in it:

It is Angelo’s judgment (or misjudgment) that links his reaction to physical response, making his “sin” in this speech a kind of intellectual failure, a reverse original sin bred from incomprehension rather than knowledge.

which is the most accidentally elegant and most extreme way i’ve ever managed to configure “angelo is a fucking idiot.”

Wilt thou be made a man out of my vice?
Is’t not a kind of incest to take life
From thine own sister’s shame?

Measure for Measure (III. 1. 141 - 143)

This will last out a night in Russia
When nights are longest there.

Angelo, commenting on the settling of a quarrel
Measure for Measure (II. 1. 128 - 129)


F O R   T R U T H   IS   T R U T H

(an isabella/angelo fanmix)
to have what we would have , we speak not what we mean
arvo part - silentium  ×  tanita tikaram - twist in my sobriety  × thomas tallis - ave rosa sine spinis  ×  the national - cherry tree  ×  ane brun - i would hurt a fly  ×  björn - bachelorette  ×  30y- csönded vagyok 

Go to your bosom; knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know

Isabella in Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare (via kaiabrynn)

lucio shows up to isabella like isabellllaaaaaaa YOUR BROTHER’S GONNA DIE BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT’S ALL WEIRD ABOUT SEX NOW and she’s like explanation pls and he’s like

The duke is very strangely gone from hence;
…Upon his place,
And with full line of his authority,
Governs Lord Angelo; a man whose blood
Is very snow-broth; one who never feels
The wanton stings and motions of the sense,
But doth rebate and blunt his natural edge
With profits of the mind, study and fast.

like isabellaaaaaaaaa it’s your perfect maaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

I have spirit to do anything that appears not foul in the truth of my spirit.

Isabella, Measure for Measure, Act 3 scene 1 (via viterbofangirl)


Rory Kinnear (Angelo) in rehearsals for Shakespeare’s Measure For Measure with the Almeida Theatre, 2010.


Young Roger Allam in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure.