Guh!

Nov. 5th, 2011 06:24 pm
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So. I got free tickets to see a production of Twelfth Night through work. I went with a coworker and it was a lovely performance. Very stylized and symbolic and wonderful.

But the best part is this:

Antonio, who rescues Sebastian - I've always found their relationship to be a bit slashy. I dismissed it, though, because I tend to see slashy things everywhere, really.

Apparently the Director of this performance agreed with me. OMG. It was beautiful and tragic, which really contrasted well with the lightness of everything else. Antonio is so utterly in love with Sebastian. At the end, Sebastian goes over to Antonio, and Antonio pushes him away with this heartbroken look, and then lies on the beach looking so forlorn as everyone else pairs off. And the lights go out, except for on Antonio's face. It's the last thing we see.

I practically started crying/jumping up and down. It was such a great way to end the show, and such a powerful image. I just wanted to cuddle him. GAH.

So, yeah, that made my day. :)

Date: 2011-11-05 10:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xrai-namere.livejournal.com
OMG, that sounded wonderful.
I read that play for A Levels (it's my favourite Shakespeare play) and my whole class agreed that Antonio and Sebastian had some serious subtext. Honestly, the whole play should have ended in a gigantic orgy. (Personal headcanon that Olivia had contemplated a threesome with Viola and Sebastian.) Hee.
That sounded awesome so glad you had fun. :)

Date: 2011-11-05 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
*flails* The director also agreed with your canon, because she SO did in the play, as well. I want to marry this director and have his babies. I love how he was bold enough to go there with everything. :D

Date: 2011-11-05 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jooles34.livejournal.com
That's awesome! I also read it for A-level, but my school was not interested in /that/ sort of subtext and I never picked up on it. I feel a re-read coming on!

Date: 2011-11-06 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
I have this problem where I see subtext in everything. ;) Definitely re-read, and let me know if you see it!

And if you'd like an easy-to-use copy, go here!: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/twelfth_night/full.html

In fact, I'm going to go re-read all those wonderful parts myself! :D

Date: 2011-11-06 12:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jooles34.livejournal.com
Fortunatly high school was a long time ago and I have come a long way since then *vbg* I've downloaded to my phone/kindley thing so that will be my bus reading for the week. I'm going to have a look at this link as well though. Thanks!!

I love your icon btw.

Date: 2011-11-07 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sariagray.livejournal.com
Hee! Thank you re: icon!

I hope you enjoy it! :D

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