LEAVE 2 SHIPS IN MY ASK AND I’LL CHOOSE WHICH I SHIP MORE
my mum’s verdict on the game we went to was a severe dislike of the fighting (there were three, probably due to the lopsided score) and the language, mostly because of the kids in the audience, and because my Mum hates swearing in general
she also said, however, that it was a surprisingly friendly crowd and atmosphere (it was - I like going to games there, much more than I liked the Steelers game, which was a lot more… well, professional, I guess, with a bigger capacity) There was no territorial behaviour as far as she could see, which is odd with such a niche sport. And granted we didn’t see many Bees fans, but the crowd didn’t feel hostile, even during the fights (but the home team was up 6-1 by then, so :P)
there was a little bit of misogynistic/queerphobic taunting (“pussy” was the ever popular term of choice) but there wasn’t that much, which was nice
she said she enjoyed the game, though, even if she didn’t entirely understand it. said it was entertaining, just because everything happened so quickly it was very engaging, although I think she had trouble tracking the puck a couole of times
she asked me to show her the game highlights when we got home, so \o/
like, it’s really important that hamlet is prince of denmark— it’s really important that he’s not just any random dude whose father has been murdered. “lord hamlet is a prince, out of thy star, this must not be” is important, and “imperial jointress to this warlike state” is important, and “there’s something rotten in the state of denmark” is important, and though i have no great love for him, fortinbras is important
because hamlet is— it feels wrong to call it political, as if there’s some standpoint shakespeare was trying to advocate for, and it feels wrong to call it about power, since it’s also about family, and grief, and depression, and lots of other things
but soooo much of it is the claustrophobic terrifying enclosure of elsinore, the invisible weight of the structure of the whole court, the environment of doublespeak and dual identities— claudius is never referred to as “claudius” in dialogue, only as “the king”— rosencrantz and guildenstern’s implications that hamlet is only sad because he didn’t get the throne, hamlet’s slow shocked realization that a king can end up in the guts of a beggar and when you’re dead it doesn’t make any damn difference—
hamlet isn’t just anybody, he’s an heir, he’s the king’s son, denmark’s a prison and he is trapped in it because he is the prince of denmark. not a lord, not a general’s son. he comes from power and he has lived in power all his life and that is important.
also, because i’ve gone 5 minutes without mentioning cal shakes hamlet:
Pictured: Clint Ramos’ set model for Hamlet, the majority of which is taken up by an empty swimming pool. Ramos and director Liesl Tommy took much inspiration from photos of abandoned mansions and palaces—places that were post-power but pre-ruin. (x)
if u throw romance repulsed aros & sex repulsed aces under the bus i will fight u tbh
just because i don’t follow u back doesn’t mean i think u have a shitty blog. you might just have posts/fandoms/stuff i don’t really want on my dash. and hey, that’s fine. it’s YOUR tumblr you’re here for you and that’s goodgreatawesome
but please don’t think me not following you back means i hate u 5ever and that u can never inbox me or reply to my posts or follow me on twitter or something b/c that is not what it means at all
brandonpirris said: you are a beautiful human being and i am so privileged to know you <3
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