The Lady Lin

The Lady Lin

The Lady Lin

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When we took Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ into a maximum security woman’s prison on the West Side…there’s a scene there where a young woman is told by a very powerful official that ‘If you sleep with me, I will pardon your brother. And if you don’t sleep with me, I’ll execute him.’ And he leaves the stage. And this character, Isabel, turned out to the audience and said: ‘To whom should I complain?’ And a woman in the audience shouted: ‘The Police!’ And then she looked right at that woman and said: ‘If I did relate this, who would believe me?’ And the woman answered back, ‘No one, girl.’ And it was astonishing because not only was it an amazing sense of connection between the audience and the actress, but you also realized that this was a kind of an historical lesson in theater reception. That’s what must have happened at The Globe. These soliloquies were not simply monologues that people spoke, they were call and response to the audience. And you realized that vibrancy, that that sense of connectedness is not only what makes theatre great in prisons, it’s what makes theatre great, period.
Oskar Eustis on ArtBeat Nation (he told the same story on Charlie Rose)

(Source: neverwasastoryofmorewhoa, via xoxogothicgirl)

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Click here to support Help Me Pay Medical Bills by Suzanne Kulla

mx-autumn:

Hi Followers :) So I started a Go Fund Me campaign to try and raise money to help me pay my medical bills. 

I have around a total of $2,000 in medical bills, not including the fact that I’m also slowly racking up bills for my mental health issues ($40 per appointment). 

I normally would not post for this kind of thing but I thought I’d give it a shot. I understand not everyone is in a good financial position, so I understand if you can’t give much or can’t give at all. Even $1 would help me. We currently don’t have much money and it would mean a lot to me to be able to pay off these bills by the end of 2014 so we can actually work on our future together and hopefully I won’t feel so guilty about building up more debt by getting mental health treatment.

The majority of these bills was built up through my pursuit of getting my intersex condition diagnosed. If you want information about that, you can go to my intersex tag on my blog. If you want other information, feel free to message me and I will answer any questions you have, as I completely understand you wouldn’t want to potentially give money to a shady person. I’m also posting pictures of the bills for proof. So far I only have one bill posted. I’m waiting to get the other monthly bill in the mail.

Thank you to anyone who shares this or donates, it means so much to me. <3

(via mx-autumn)

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gothiccharmschool:

writersrelief:

keefachu:

chervenkotka:

for you and me who experience artblock..
keep on drawing!

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT OMG

This goes for writers/writing as well!

I think I reblog this every time I see it. Because it’s IMPORTANT.

It’s why I stop drawing for months at a time. It just feels so useless to me sometimes. But it is Important to continue. 

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Help me!

inhophetaminex:

guys, i need your help. do you know the title of original song used in ”Save you” by Emilie Autumn in 4:09-4:16?


it’s rather popular.

I believe it is Pachelbel’s Canon in D major. Sped up, but I’m pretty confident. 

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gothiccharmschool:

johnnysboots:

Happy Birthday, Tim Burton! (August 25th, 1958)

"I’ve always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they’d still say I’m a dark personality."

Happy birthday, Mr. Burton.