Art and Culture

Shakespeare Sunday: Sonnet 29

One popular Twitter hashtag is Shakespeare Sunday.

Like anyone who worked in theatre, I learnt Shakespeare too by being part of few of the plays in the community theatre world. During lockdown, I had been given the opportunity to learn Shakespeare the way that suits me best by watching subtitled plays, thankfully, on the Shakespeare’s Globe YouTube channel.

Even though they stopped streaming their plays, they continue to put up little clips in a series called Love In Isolation, which are also subtitled. Out of them all so far, my favourite one is Sonnet 29 by the legendary Stephen Fry, the iconic actor and long-time presenter of QI in England.

He speaks with such crisp clearness that it’s such a joy to listen to. I love the animation in his face as he speaks each beautiful word with such conviction, as if he so dearly wants to share this with you.

Art and Culture, Quotes

Quote of the Day: Dorothy Parker

Four be the things I am wiser to know: Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Four be the things I’d been better without: Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain: Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die: Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

“Inventory” by Dorothy Parker (1893 – 1967)

Journalism, Review

Film Review: The Children Act

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If Emma Thompson doesn’t win an Oscar for her latest role in The Children’s Act (2018), I will actually cry!

Probably the best act I’ve ever seen her give, Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) gives an excellent performance as the Honourable Mrs Justice Maye, who buckling under the heavy weight of difficult cases regarding vulnerable children. As she states: “the law takes over your life”. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Shall We Dance) plays wonderfully beside her as the neglected husband, Jack Maye, who tries his ever best to discuss – like a proper adult – about their floundering marriage.

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Quotes

Wednesday Wisdom: Socrates

“Wisdom begins in wonder”

– Socrates

LGBT+, Memes, Quotes

Wednesday Wisdom: Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk is one of my LGBT+ heroes.

I believe that if it wasn’t for him and his campaign for gay rights, we wouldn’t be where we are today with Pride Month, legal same-sex marriage, and the bravery to come out to those close to us.

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