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Friday, June 10, 2016

Stench

America needs to be beaten with a stick.  Soft lazy cowardly slut.  Weak the way decadence makes you weak.  Stupid the way easy victory makes you stupid.  Our strength and our virtue were not intrinsic.  They derived from the richness of the land and from the initial spirit of the Constitution.  The pioneer spirit, of colonists and homesteaders and entrepreneurs ... that spirit lasts one generation.  After that it is inertia and entropy.  We settle for our parents' settlements.  Perhaps our parents were worthwhile, and made an attempt to nurture integrity.  Perhaps.  But there is a way to test this perhaps: open your eyes and look around and make an evaluation.

Well?

I was a foster father, and one of my boys came from a crack whore mother.  There you have the picture of America.  An idealistic fool, willing to sacrifice, and, well, a crack whore, destructive the way Satan loves despair, for no reason at all, just because. Orwell and Kafka are the prophets of our age.  We're done with metaphor.  Reality has surpassed hyperbole.

The current college-age cohort has a pathological belief that being offensive is a crime against humanity.  How do you correct someone who forbids the expressing of an opinion not their own?  Rather than argue and defend a position, they burst into hysterical tears, traumatized by their own feeling.  It's a sort of auto-immune disease.

Another Great Awakening, if God will respond with mercy.  Or a national and world catastrophe, if God loves us enough to chastise.  If I personally had America before me and at my mercy, I would flog it until bones were broken.  The mercy of correction.  Punishment has been too long delayed.  Depraving drips from her slack lips and she calls it freedom.

Many civilizations have fallen.  It need not mean the end of days is upon us.  But America is dead.  Resurrections happen.  A man can drown in ice water and be brought back after a half hour.  Such things happen.  But the trauma is, well, real, and transformative.

What will happen when these foolish young college women who are offended by free speech are held down and serially raped, by the invading barbarian culture, of islamism and lawlessness?  Some of them will learn, as I have (through a not-dissimilar chain of events), to temper idealism with pragmatism.  When our feminized male youth are called upon to do something other than shout slogans at political rallies -- when actual suffering and sacrifice are demanded, to be met with something more vital than emotion -- well, not every trumpet call is answered.

When no one, or too few, will rise up and stand firm, then we lose.  The self-confidence and arrogance of the moslem hoard is justified.  Our women are for rape.  Our men are for sodomy.  It is true, and it is true, because depravity drips from their lips, for all the world to see, no matter how depraved the world also is.  When you have held up a light upon a hilltop, you become the focus.  When what they see is shameful, their contempt is merited.

I don't want the nation to suffer, because I live here, and will suffer too, and I don't wish to suffer.  Have I not suffered enough?  Have I not sacrificed?  Sadly, no -- not enough.  The task ... no, the challenge, the quest, is unfulfilled.  In my outrage, my dismay, my contempt and bewilderment and feeling of betrayal, I may give up.  It's even likely.  I'm not the man I thought I was.  I just want to be left alone.

But of all the moving tales we might tell, how sweet, that of the prodigal son's faithful father.  We generally are not told the full story of that son.  It wasn't just wastrel behavior and then living with pigs.  Far more wretched than that.  The story isn't about pigs, but about love.  Since we are told that love never fails, then if we do not love, we never did.  That is a choice, not a feeling.  Love is what you do, not what you feel.  Be faithful, and you are faithful.  Being and doing are the same thing.

The point?  What can be done.  Stand up and become a target, and have the agencies of oppression turn upon you?  Do not remain or fall silent, but when some entity supposes there is such a thing as gay marriage and asserts that belief, interject some contrary fact about biology, history or logic?  And be branded and persecuted as a bigot? And suffer in business or career or reputation?

Patriotism is not the love of country.  It is the real willingness to sacrifice.  And it's not about country only, but about honesty and courage and truth.  These are virtues to which heroes and villains both pay lip service.  Villains use their lips also to drip depravity.  Who can be so strong, to stand and face what is repulsive?  Decency must avert its face from what is shameless and shameful.  But that's how we came to where we are.  To pull a child from pig shit, we have to wade in.  That's what Jesus did, sealing himself in flesh, immured, immerde.  We will do less, but we must to something.

Or not.  What is redemption?  The saving of what is lost.  Why was it lost?  Because it was not valued.  What is not valued has no worth.  Why save it then?  Well, as I say, love is a choice.


J

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Ultimate Adhesive

 Baboonpalooza.


 Bruce Jenner's original plan.


 Imagine, Capri pants at this time of year.  How gauche.  


 Cheshire Cat in a mood.


Yeah. Good one.


 More proof for Evolution.


Likewise.  It's science. 


 Wait an hour after eating loaves and fishes.

 Only a flesh wound.


Like, um, am I having an idea?


 Nice boobs.  


Unbridled passion.
 (I've never understood why it's called French kissing...they're not poodles.)

 What're you lookin at?


 I believe I can fly.


 I believe I can touch the sky.


And when I finally arrive...

The yearning of my secret heart. 


J

Thursday, May 12, 2016

We Wait

We sit, she leans against me like a lover,
I cradle her like a baby, her head.

 I sit, slouched on the bed,
 holding his hand, mine on his.

 We wait in silence.

 It is only right, that parents grow old,
 and die before their sons.


 J

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Suck It Up, Buttercup

The great political question of the day found its most eloquent formulation as a rhetorical metaphor first made public in these very pages. “Which would you rather, eat your own poop or someone else’s puke?” Given our increasingly and mandatorily inclusive culture, there could never be anything other than gay … exuberant celebration of those courageous extroverts who opt for or are born into that subgroup of peoplekind in which it is a genetic necessity to eat one’s own poop or the puke of another. Heaven forfend that we should be judgmental about lifestyles or states of birth. That’s a crime against peoplekind.

 Alack, were the metaphor only slightly different, the solution should be obvious. It really is no unendurable thing, to swallow back a bit of your own rising gorge. I myself am not immune or inured to the occasional bout of dry-heaves, as when I have had to clean up after animals, or accidentally visualize sundry very normal and not at all perverted paraphiliae. Whereas coprophagy, be it auto- or alio-, might or ought to be found in all but the newest, politically-corrected DSM editions.

 Thus have I written, however, and thus it shall be. One’s own poop, another’s vomit. Trump then, for us, in this metaphor, is the poop. Hillary is the vomit. Sadly, I will never knowingly eat poop. And I shall never vote for Hillary. My own righteousness and inviolable integrity have therefore stymied me. One cannot remain American, and not vote. Thus have I proven that there are no more Americans, because there is no more America.

 So I will throw out all this forgoing resolution and unassailable logic, and rearrange the premises of the implicit syllogism. “Would you rather eat your own vomit or someone else’s poop.” Ah. Now the paradox is resolved. Distasteful and disgusting though it be, puke-eating as it were has its necessities.

 The origin of the trope is buried in obscurity. No one knows. Only theories remain to shed light in the darkness. “Suck it up, buttercup.” Used to encourage someone to persevere through hardship. The best theory -- and there is no real need of a theory -- is that it originated among fighter pilots, who might at high altitude disgorge into and foul their breathing apparatus, thereby losing consciousness. Life and death. Best advice then would be to suck it up. The gratuitous “buttercup” explains itself.

 For reasons later to be examined, a third Obama term is undesirable. Hillary is a known quantity: soulless lefty hack. Trump is a complete disgrace, but somehow, somehow the lesser of evils.

 America: God shed his grace on thee, then removed it.

So. Dig in. The vomit’s fine.


 J

Friday, May 6, 2016

Lo-Ammi

We take for our text Hosea chapter one, verse two: “And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD.”

And Hosea went and married Gomer, a harlot.

An allegory. Hosea stands for the Lord, godliness, obedience, righteousness. Gomer stands for the people of the land, Israel. Or perhaps Hosea is Israel, and Gomer is the lying polytheism of the Canaanites, and it's a case of bigamy, polygamy, since Israel is already married to the Lord. Whatever. And an allegory of an allegory: Hosea stands for America -- honor, loyalty, valor, hard work, sacrifice. Nobility.  Common sense. Who chased after, well, many many whores, no need for marriage, which America has ... forgotten, abandoned, perverted ... redefined.

 Gomer does not stand for Trump. Trump is not a harlot: a hustle rather – selling, say anything, hurry hurry hurry. Harlots sell themselves. Hucksters sell trash. The beliefs of harlots have no relevance. Hucksters have a necessary contempt for truth and for their, well, voters. Trump, Hillary, Obama – say anything. Walls, and Benghazi, and evolving positions on “gay” “marriage”. Lie, be brazen, double down, be shameless.

But I apologize. It is an inept allegory of an allegory. America has not been instructed by the Lord to go a-whoring. If not the Lord, by what god then? Which is the god of appetite? Ashtoreth? Belial? I forget. My comparative religion studies have been neglected of late. Islamism, Atheism, Satanism -- all these celebrations of diversity, myriad paths to god, blend together in my distracted mind. My dull brain is wrought with things forgotten.

A spirit more lewd fell not from Heaven, or more gross, to love vice for itself, attended by priests turned atheist,  who fill with lust and violence the house of God.  In courts and palaces he reigns, and in luxurious cities where the noise of riot ascends above their loftiest towers, and injury, and outrage. When night darkens the streets, then wander forth the sons of Belial, flown with insolence and wine. Witness our own streets of Sodom, here, now.

So then. There have always been Trumps, aggressive self-promoters who will sell you a can of air or a pet rock, or gilt-edge stock certs to molybdenum mines on the fabulous island paradise of Vanuatu, or a sure-fire faith-healing cancer cure, twenty thousand dollars please, pay the “nurse” on the way out. Not to mention the off-the-rack poli-hacks of the past few and current election cycles. Shall we be dismayed by this inevitability? Were we asleep, to be rudely awakened? Something about every minute, suckers born ... I forget. Ah. Now I remember. Can you believe P. T. Barnum’s middle name was Trump? Freaky, dude. And, yes, you can believe that.

Let us reassign or assert our gender for a moment, and create a consanguine unity of instant convenience, and agree that we are Fates or Norns or Pythonesses or Weird Sisters of this Fluid New Age, and let us prophesy, a drum, a drum: Something wicked this way comes. By the pricking of my, heh, “thumb”. (Git it?)

Were kin ah git mahy sum uv theym mayjik bayeenz?!?

Can you believe I used to think America was "noble"?


 J

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Trumpery

I stopped writing so prolifically here when the Occupant assumed the presidency. When that person was reappointed by you stupid, stupid Americans, the heart went out of me. I think many things now, which would be worth recording, but dismay has dumbfounded me. But, to persevere.

That the Republicans should be so feckless as to bring Trump to the fore … have we learned nothing? We’ve heard an imperious mountebank say anything at all, as long as it promoted his cause, whatever it might have been (anti-American exceptionalism). We know now without any ambiguity what was meant by “Hope and Change”. Hope that our enemies are our friends. Change the definition of marriage. So obvious, now. But since we are stupid, stupid, stupid Americans, who never learn and become more and more decadent, only, then we must follow after the next loudmouth demagogue who says just anything that we idiots wish to hear.

No record, no achievements, other than adultery, bankruptcy and self-promotion. Wealth from, what? Casinos? It is an obvious if cheap question, who did the building in Trump’s developments? Illegal aliens? The facile, knee-jerk populist tropes he spews and spouts – he’ll make Mexico build a wall … he’ll end Islamism in a couple of weeks … just believe you him, it’ll be great – how very cheap, such talk. And now, since there is no Republican party, only American morons, this charlatan is the likely candidate. Against Hillary? What a nightmare.

 Someone texted me, who would I vote for if it’s Trump-Hillary. I replied, would you rather eat your own shit or someone else’s puke. Something like that.

 I’ve not been following it. I don’t like pornography because I do not like slutishness. But Cruz seems like a solid candidate. I’m not sure what the complaint against him is. He’s, um, an insider? Is that it? Can that be right? If so, boy, are you dumb. But of course you are dumb. America, land of the free lunch and home of the brave front. Idiots. You have pissed away the legacy, traded your heritage for a mess of pottage, or pot.

 I had thought that the convention might produce some common sense, but some poll said that eighty precent of Republicans thought the delegates should be bound by the first choice. A new thing under the sun. When I saw the map of how it breaks down (that is the correct phrase) by state, lo! The red states go for Cruz and the blue states, which REPUBLICANS WILL NOT WIN IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, go to Trump. The states that will lose the election for us are the states that are selecting our candidate. Therefore, might we suppose that NOT being bound by the first ballot at the convention would be a more prudent tactic?

 In this most recent Tuesday’s primaries, Trump won all five. All is not lost, but the Romney debacle taught me to face likelihoods more realistically. We shall not hope against hope. We, whoever we are, should work as we are willing, because otherwise the terrorists and liberals will have won.

And that’s probably why I’ve bothered to write this. Remember that phrase, the terrorists will have won? They did. Somehow Bush led to Obama, who has led us here. That so called war against so called terror somehow so unmanned us that we became as thoroughly decadent as the islamists said we were. Our institutions are destroyed, so how have the terrorists not destroyed us? The fall of two important buildings in NYC was all it took. Like Samson and the pillars of the temple of Dagon. Fifteen years down the line, and we find we have lost our country.

 I have an old cat who pukes on my bed. I buy old-cat food, but guess I’ll try sensitive-stomach. It’s a hassle, and I curse, but I can’t be angry with her. She’s 14 or so, and she likes me. We have to be patient, and gentle.

 Do I seem inconsistent?


 J

Friday, April 22, 2016

Reup

Here I am.  Fallen silent in a way I had not foreseen.  Submerged.  I have much less physical pain nowadays.  Something philosophical in that, the way we accommodated ourselves to circumstances.  Gratitude must be a cardinal virtue.  That's probably why God has allowed this horrible universe into existence -- that we may learn gratitude. Indeed, it's the core of Christianity.  As a function of intellect "belief" and "faith" don't mean anything.  When the soul encompasses that particular faith, it emerges as gratitude.  Suffering, then, is the meaning of life.  The Buddhists were right.

I feel like experimenting with small talk.  Not a natural gift.  I'm reading Dostoyevsky's The Idiot.  Man.  He's so good.  I read The Brothers Karamazov, oh, 35 years ago.  Always knew I'd read it again.  It's next.  I thought I'd dive back in with something shorter.  Relatively speaking. It's a pleasure almost physical, how good he is.

You will have noticed my comprehensive scouring of the internet for Shakespeare productions.  I expose myself to him every day.  It's not that some play can mean just anything.  It's that there's so much there, anything can be drawn from it -- as with the Bible, it says what it says, but you can prove anything with it.  Stray thoughts: Tennant's Richard II --  by far the best production I've seen of that one; it's like they're doing  it with understanding.  I cannot stand Juliet, as always performed -- so much that I simply can't  watch.  I don't like hysteria.  Actresses, please just say the lines and let the words do the work. You got the part -- you don't need to emote.  Orson Welles was the most talented man of the 20th century.  As expected, he was a charming jerk -- but he was always right in his artistic choices.  He did the finest bit of voice acting I ever heard -- the moment of inarticulate realization.

I found out last night that my mother has not been paying her mortgage.  Again.  There's a point where irresponsibility becomes wickedness.  I said that I had thought this would never again happen.  She has replied that she is a responsible person.  What am I going to do?  Imagine that this 81 year old woman is able to change?  But it is ruinous to me, the dishonesty.  That's why parents are so toxic.  They plant the seeds.  Both of mine were amazingly dishonest, and I have this huge trust-issue.  Hmm.  My father, also 81, is so consumed with fear and rage and depression that I don't suppose he can last much longer. When I was a young child he gathered his sons, his "offspring", and for hours would give soul-crushing lectures.  I remember when I was twelve he'd talk about having been so depressed that he'd put a shotgun barrel in his mouth.  Somehow I don't think his sons existed for any other reason than for him to use in such ways. Now he is likely near his end, and I care, but he's caused enough suffering. The wages of sin, and suchlike.

How am I different.  Every vice is customized.  Their dishonesty, my distrust -- equally poisonous.

I have several major projects in mind, but simply lack motivation.  Two of them, I think, are actually important, like, to the world, or some part of it.  People who read.  But I am deeply discouraged, etymologically.  My courage is crippled.  My heart is constricted.  No longer young, diminished by pain in a way that has made me old, much of my energy is spent or misspent philosophizing myself into being as non-crazy as I can manage.  Not the same as health.

I started this blog years ago as a means of venting.  I made a few contacts that were nice to have, to suppose the wide world had some like-minded folks in it.  Here I am, again, then, at least this once, venting.  No need to respond.  The expression itself can help things fall into perspective.


J

Friday, April 1, 2016

Shakespeare Productions Online

This is a public service. So much rubbish, there is. Here's something, um, good -- with, frankly, a very serious scholarly intention.  Some of this would be available from local libraries, even if it's interlibrary loan. No doubt NetFlix / Amazon / etc would be useful. I've linked mostly to professional productions, with no attempt at reviewing them -- with a few (!) exceptions. A few amateur efforts are included for the POV, when only one professional production is available -- major qualification is that the sound is not very bad. The 'VK dot com' links can be viewed via a facebook signup. Just for the history of it, I’ve included non-snippet silent films. There's more available, but I'll add as I please.

Links go dead, so there's that. Maximilian Schell's dubbed Hamlet, for example, from German TV -- although you'll be delighted with what IS available! On the other hand, Polanski's "Macbeth" is on a Georgian server -- former USSR.  Of the BBC series from the 70s and 80s, only a few are on youtube; a South Korean server has all of them. I prefer YT because you can play at faster speed, which, frankly, works even for Shakespeare. There are some hard-to-find works here ... Plummer's Hamlet, for example. Sadly, the deep and vasty wood of the world is no safe place, and viruses lurk. If you find a dead link, or a toxic one, pls let me know. And, when you think about it, don't you suppose a thank-you might be in order?

 So, in your idle or intentful hours, here's a place to invest your time.

COMEDY / ROMANCE

Two Gentlemen of Verona

LLCC (static camera)
 RSC (VK)


Audio
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
Ark (VK)
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Taming of the Shrew

BBC or VK
Burton (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or VK
ACT (VK)
Globe One Two (VK)
UAA (vk)
Animated or VK
Kiss Me, Kate (VK) Stage   Film
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Audio
Howard 1  2  3  4  5
Ark (VK)
Argo (VK)
BBC ( 1988 VK)
CBS (click #137)
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Comedy of Errors

BBC or VK
FKB  One   Two
RSC 78 (VK)
Globe
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Audio
Ark (VK)
LS Neville
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Love's Labour's Lost

WSU  1  2  3
Globe (VK)
RSC One  Two

Opera
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Audio
Arkangel or VK
Marlowe Soc. 1-3  3-5
LS Finch
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Midsummer Night's Dream

BBC or VK
Rooney  or VK
Kline (VK)
 Globe 
2016 BBC   or VK
Animated or VK  
Benny Hill 1964


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Audio
BBC or YT
Ark (VK)
Naxos (VK)
Scofield  One & Two
OSF
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Merchant of Venice

BBC or VK
RSC (VK)
Nunn (VK) OR YT
 Welles (fragment)
Tchaikowsky opera

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Audio
Caedmon  One   Two
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
Ark (VK)
BBC (2000 VK)
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Merry Wives of Windsor

Globe (VK)
St. Louis One Two (static camera)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
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Much Ado about Nothing

BBC or VK
Branagh or VK
Globe or VK  
2012 (!)
TSF One Two
Opera
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 2001 Tennant (VK)
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As You Like It

BBC or YT or VK
Globe or VK
Animated or VK
NT
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Audio
Redgrave  1-3   3-5
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
Olivier One  Two
Ark (VK)
NT 1968 One  Two
LS Neville
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Twelfth Night

BBC or VK
Fraser (excerpts)
Globe or VK
2003 (VK)
 Animated or VK  
Soviet 1955 (VK – Eng sub)

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Audio
Godfrey 1-2  3-5
Ark (VK)
BBC 1998 (VK)
BBC 1999 (VK)
On 3 (VK)
Scofield  1  2  3  4  5
LS Smith
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Troilus and Cressida

SAI One Two (static camera)
Globe
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Audio
Marlowe Soc. One Two
BBC (VK)
Ark (VK)
On 3 (VK)
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Measure for Measure

ACT One Two
BBC 1995 (VK)
2007 (VK)
Globe
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Audio
Ark (VK)
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4 5
LS Portman
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All's Well That Ends Well

BBC or YT
Globe One Two (VK)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC (VK)
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Pericles

L Sch One Two
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Audio
Scofield  1-3  4-5
Ark (VK)
LA TW (VK)
OSF  
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Winter's Tale

KBTC One Two
Animated or VK
RSC (1998 VK)
2001(VK)

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Audio
Ark  (VK)
LS Portman
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Cymbeline


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Audio
Karloff  1-2  3-5
Ark (VK)
BBC 3  (VK)
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Tempest

Globe (VK)
Prospero’s Books (adaptation)
 1  2  3  or  VK
Jarman (!) or VK
Animated or VK

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Audio
Redgrave 1-2  3-5
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
BBC 1974 (VK)
BBC 2001 (VK)
On 3 (VK)
CBC  (VK)
LS Wolfit

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HISTORY

King John

BBC or YT
WSC (static camera)



Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1984 (VK)

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“AN AGE OF KINGS” – 1960 BBC miniseries
Richard II  /  Henry IV1,2  / Henry V  /  Henry VI1,2,3  /  Richard III
1 2   /   3 4 -5 6   /  7 8   /   9 10 -11-12 13   /   14 15   (VK)
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Richard II

BBC or VK
YT or Tennant RSC or 1 2 3 (VK)
HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK
Globe
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Audio
Ark (VK)
HC (VK)
BBC 1979 (VK)
2014 (VK)
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“Falstaff”

Chimes at Midnight or VK – Welles
Opera
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Henry IV, Part I

BBC or VK
ESC   or VK 
  HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK
Firth 1a 1b 2a 2b 3 4 5
Globe One  Two (VK)
RSC  One  Two (VK)
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Audio
BBC 1973 (VK)
BBC 1980 (VK)
BBC 1999 (VK)
Ark (VK)
HC  (VK)
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
LS Connery
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Henry IV, Part II

BBC or VK
HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK
Globe One  Two (VK)
RSC One Two (VK)
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Audio
Caedmon  1-2  3-5
Ark (VK)
BBC 1973 (VK)
BBC 1980 (VK)
BBC 1999 (VK)
LS Wolfit
McKern
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Henry V

Olivier or YT
Branagh (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or VK
HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK
RSC  One  Two (VK)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1981 (VK)
LS Burton
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Henry VI (1,2,3)  & Richard III
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Henry VI, Part I

BBC   (VK)   
HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK  VK or YT
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1982 (VK)
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Henry VI, Part II

(HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or VK)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1982 (VK)
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Henry VI, Part III

HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or VK or YT
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1982 (VK)
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Richard III

BBC or VK
Olivier or VK
HC (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or  VK
Almeida One Two (VK)
Looking for Richard (adaptation)
Animated or VK or YT
Spacey, Globe

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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 1982 (VK)
BBC 2013 (VK)
Barrymore (click #284)
LS Finch
RMT (paraphrase)
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Henry VIII

Globe  One  Two (VK)
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Audio
Ark (VK)

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TRAGEDY

Titus Andronicus

Hopkins (click “RUS” to “ENG”)
Globe (VK)


Audio
Caedmon 1-4
Ark (VK)
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Romeo and Juliet

DiCaprio (click “RUS” to “ENG”)
Bloom or YT
1975 One  Two
1988 (VK)
2014  or  VK
 KBTC One Two (VK)
 Globe One Two (VK)
Harvey 1954
Stratford 1993
Soviet 1955 ballet

Ballet Prokofiev
Opera

Silent 1911
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Audio
Finney 1  2  3  4  5
Marlowe Soc.  1  2  3  4  5
RSC Bran (VK)
Ark (VK)
BBC 3 (VK)
On 3  (VK)
BBC 2003 (VK)
LA TW (VK)
Naxos (VK)
Aud (VK)
Aud (VK)
1993 (VK)
LS Michell
RMT (paraphrase)
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Julius Caesar

Robards (VK)
RSC (VK)
Globe One Two (VK)
Animated or VK  

Opera

Silent 1914
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Audio
Richardson 1-2  3-5
Marlowe Soc. 1-2   3  4  5
MDS  1  2  3  4  5
Ark (VK)
LA TW (VK)
BBC 1980 (VK)
Audio (VK)
Argo Rylands
LS Finch
RMT (paraphrase)
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Hamlet

Branagh (click “GEO” to “ENG”)
Gibson  
Olivier or YT or VK
1  2  3 (subtitles),  1  2 (dubbed)
Plummer (VK)
Burton or here or here
Tennant or PBS or  YT
Hawke (click “RUS” to “ENG”)
Cumberbatch HERE  or VK
RSC 2016 (VK)
RedSC 1  2  3  4
Crisp or  VK  (!)
Williamson (VK)
Rock Opera (VK)
Johnny Hamlet
Schell  Law  Globe

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Audio
Welles One Two
Scoffield 1-2 3-5
Ark (VK)
Oregon (VK)
BBC 1971 (VK)
BBC 1999 (VK)
BBC 2014 (VK)
RMT (paraphrase)
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Othello

Welles or YT or VK
Olivier or VK
Fishburne  VK
Nat Th   One Two (VK)
Globe One Two (VK)
Soviet 1955 (VK – Eng  sub)
Animated or VK

  Richardson

Opera
Verdi
Zeffirelli (subtitles HERE)
Rossini
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Audio
BBC (2004 VK)
Ark (VK)
Donmar (VK)
LS Gielgud
RMT (paraphrase)
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King Lear

BBC  OR VK
Jones  or  VK  
 RSC
Scofield (VK)
Olivier  (VK)
Blessed  (VK)
Holm (VK)
Magee (VK)
Sh Lives One Two
Whare (VK)
Kozintsev One Two (dubbed)
Globe

Godard (click “RUS” to “ENG” – ‘adaptation’) or VK
Ran (VK -  subtitles HERE)
Verdi opera

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Audio
Scofield 1-2  2-5
OSF  
BBC 1983 (VK)
BBC 1988 (VK)
LS Wolfit
Columbia
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Timon of Athens

St. Louis One Two (static camera)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
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Macbeth

BBC or  VK or YT act 3  
Connery or VK
Globe One  Two
Polanski (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or YT
Fassbender (click “RUS” to “ENG”) or VK 1 2 3
Sher  One  Two
Brett (!)
MJC  
Estate (VK)
Throne of Blood (adaptation) One Two
Animated or VK
Tarr (subtitles)

Verdi Opera Met (VK)
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Audio
Arkangel  or  VK
Guiness One  Two
Marlow Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
BBC Williamson (VK)
BBC 2000 (VK)
Audio 1 2 3 4  5
RMT (paraphrase)
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Antony and Cleopatra

Heston (click “RUS” to “ENG”)  or YT
  Dalton (!)
Globe  One Two (VK)

Barber (opera)  One  Two
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Audio
Ark (VK)
BBC 3 (Bran VK)
Scales 1  2  3  4   5
LS Finch
Pendant 1  2  3a  3b  4  5
1978  One  Two
RMT (paraphrase)
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Coriolanus

Hiddleston One  Two
WSU 1  2  3
St. Louis One Two (static camera)
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Audio
Burton  1-2  3-5
Marlowe Soc. 1  2  3  4  5
Ark (VK)
BBC (VK)
LS Stride
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Two Noble Kinsmen

St. Louis One  Two (static camera)
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Audio
Ark (VK)
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Edward III

St. Louis (static camera)
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Audio
LibraVox 1  2  3  4  5
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Sir Thomas More

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Audio
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Cardenio  “Double Falsehood” – article

MPP  One Two Three
WP  1  2  3  4
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                  Audio
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Arden of Faversham 
WPS (single  camera)
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Edmund Ironside - Article

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POETRY

Venus and Adonis
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The Rape of Lucrece
Logan One  Two
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The Phoenix and the Turtle
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A Lover’s Complaint
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Sonnets
Dove (VK)
Naxos (VK)
Butler (VK)
                                        CL 1-5  6                 

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J