Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, today, will bring an outpouring of written appreciations for his works. Many, though, will likely omit or only fleetingly mention one fact: Shakespeare’s first acts of creation were not poems or plays, but the characters he gave life to as a struggling actor.
This is no small omission. The stage is where Shakespeare taught others to lose sight of him, where he taught himself to lose sight of Shakespeare. The first lesson served him as a player, the second as a playwright. Omit the stage, and you omit the origin of William Shakespeare.
It’s 1:00 and I haven’t gotten dressed.
That probably means it’s time for a nap.
How good do my eyebrows look?!
My Jedi kit, incomplete.
No manual, mind tricked.
Forced, innate resource.
Bender giving a perfect rendition of daily happenings.
— Tomaz Salamun (via applecores)
Believe me, I’ve been there. #art (at Brokechella)