Adventures In TheatreLand

The Tale of Minerva and Dexter

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"First Date" Rap

enferdame:

Zachery Levi is in First Date on Broadway… but not this week, since he will be at Comic Con.  So, his understudy (who is a friend of Wardrobe Mistress) made a rap video announcing that he will be going on.  Hopefully when people buy tickets, they won’t go “Oh, but I wanted to see Chuck!” Because how can you resist the smooth stylings of one Eric Ankrim?

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i-have-jelly-babies:

starklaufeyson:

ships-from-me-to-you:

ojyochan:

glitterweave:

what th efuck 

OKAY IVE SCROLLED PAST IT LIKE 8 TIMES BUT NOW I FINALLY WATCHED IT AND IM INTERNALLY SCREAMING

I have stared into the abyss

and the abyss stared back

What the FUCK did I just watch

This is kind of freaky and all, but Wardrobe Mistress totally digs the puppeteer work.  She went to the guy’s Youtube page to watch the other videos.  He also has the Village People, the Michael Jackson 5, and the Black Eyed Peas. 

(Source: kisu-no-hi)

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tophatviolet:

Can i just gush over how much I love lambchop still.

I dont think i’ve ever seen a puppet that can emote so well, especially for a sock puppet. That stuffs hardcore man.

Wardrobe Mistress loves Lambchop. Minerva doesn’t get what the big deal is, but that’s cause Minerva didn’t get enough love in her childhood.

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lglights-is-hiding:

shakespearereaderssociety:

An excellent visual representation of the deaths in Shakespeare’s Tragedies.

If you haven’t read or seen Titus, do it now. Hardcore shit.

Titus Andronicus is one of Wardrobe Mistress’s favorites.  It’s basically a slasher film for the Elizabethan audience.  Sex and gore.  It’s amazing.  Also, the film adaptation directed by Julie Taymor is crazy pants and brilliant.  

enferdame:

lglights-is-hiding:

shakespearereaderssociety:

An excellent visual representation of the deaths in Shakespeare’s Tragedies.

If you haven’t read or seen Titus, do it now. Hardcore shit.

Titus Andronicus is one of Wardrobe Mistress’s favorites.  It’s basically a slasher film for the Elizabethan audience.  Sex and gore.  It’s amazing.  Also, the film adaptation directed by Julie Taymor is crazy pants and brilliant.  

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crimsonhymns:

absenzio:

harryjamesnotpotter:

jawdust:

Why you should be in passionate horny love with Elizabeth ‘Nellie Bly’ Cochrane
Born in 1864/65, Elizabeth, one of 15 children, was always ‘the rebellious one’. Fierce as fuck from an early age, she testified against her abusive stepfather in her mother’s divorce trial.
In 1880 she enrolled in a teacher-training college but had to leave after her first semester due to lack of funding - then moved to Pittsburgh to help run a goddamn boarding school. 
This is where we get to the good shit. Age 18, she wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch bitchslapping the everloving fuck out of a sexist ballsack of an article entitled ‘What Girls Are Good For’. 
The editor was so goddamn wooed by her razor-sharp tongue that he RAN AN AD asking her to identify herself. Elizabeth owned up, and was hired instantaneously, her badassery radiating from her pores and intoxicating all within a twenty mile radius.
Working under the pen-name Nellie Bly, Elizabeth kicked the butts of morons everywhere, writing articles aimed at social justice, particularly labour laws to protect working ‘girls’ and reform of Pennsylvania’s divorce law, which greatly favoured men.
Not content with changing the world from behind her desk, Elizabeth became a founding mother of investigative journalism. She was expelled from Mexico for exposing political corruption, and henceforth wrapped in cotton wool by her editors. Infuriated by their mollycoddling, Lizzie left them a note essentially telling them to fuck themselves and hot footed it to NYC. She was still only 23.
Within six months she was hired by Joseph fucking Pulitzer himself, and continued her batshit crazy investigations uninhibited. Her very first assingment had her feigning mental illness to expose repulsive conditions in Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. Her cutting report was so fucking horrifying, compelling and persuasive that it triggered public and political action, leading to reform of the institution.
In the next couple of years she had herself thrown in jail and hired by a sweatshop, all for shits and giggles. Oh, and to uncover incomprehensible injustice, cruelty, poverty, and the concealed, heinous treatment of the vulnerable and voiceless. 
But was pioneering journalism, social revolution and batshit badassery enough for our Liz? Like fuck it was. On a whim Nellie did what any self-respecting 25 year old woman in the 1800s would do - she emulated Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and did it in 72.
Millions followed her journey, and its appeal to a semi-literate populace resulted in greatly increased newspaper readership. So while travelling the entire globe (IN THE 1800s, AS A WOMAN) by ship, train, burro and balloon, she helped the world to read.
Having essentially conquered the entire goddamn universe before hitting 30, Nellie retired, and wed 72 year old industrialist Robert Seaman. Their marriage was a happy one, and after his death she took over Iron Clad Manufacturing Co.
But Lizzie was a writer, what would she know about the metal industry? Well, she INVENTED the steel barrel that became the model for the widely used 55-gallon drum and turned her inherited businesses into multimillion-dollar companies, so apparently a fuck ton.
Furthermore, she set a precedent for working conditions, ensuring her workers had good pay, gymnasiums, staffed libraries, and health care, all completely unheard of at the time, while still writing to further the plight of the Suffragette movement.
Nellie may have died age 58 of pneumonia, but HBICs live on forever.

*CLAPS LOUDLY*

I’m so pissed right now because I NEVER, EVER found her in a single of the history and literature books I studied on. Fuck that shit, this woman needs a whole entire chapter in every single book in print

*applauds wildly** I am more angry at the fact I’m only learning about her now than anything. WTF history, TEACH US ABOUT THESE BAMFS!

Wardrobe Mistress was in an honors Social Study class, where the students had to pretend to be influential people from the turn of the century at a dinner party.  You would not believe how many girls were hoping they got to be Nellie Bly. Wardrobe Mistress was not Nellie Bly, sadly. Years later, the theatre Wardrobe Mistress works at did a musical about her life called “Stunt Girl”.  It was pretty good actually, and it was sad that it wasn’t as well attended, since she is a certifiable BAMF.

enferdame:

crimsonhymns:

absenzio:

harryjamesnotpotter:

jawdust:

Why you should be in passionate horny love with Elizabeth ‘Nellie Bly’ Cochrane

  • Born in 1864/65, Elizabeth, one of 15 children, was always ‘the rebellious one’. Fierce as fuck from an early age, she testified against her abusive stepfather in her mother’s divorce trial.
  • In 1880 she enrolled in a teacher-training college but had to leave after her first semester due to lack of funding - then moved to Pittsburgh to help run a goddamn boarding school. 
  • This is where we get to the good shit. Age 18, she wrote a letter-to-the-editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch bitchslapping the everloving fuck out of a sexist ballsack of an article entitled ‘What Girls Are Good For’. 
  • The editor was so goddamn wooed by her razor-sharp tongue that he RAN AN AD asking her to identify herself. Elizabeth owned up, and was hired instantaneously, her badassery radiating from her pores and intoxicating all within a twenty mile radius.
  • Working under the pen-name Nellie Bly, Elizabeth kicked the butts of morons everywhere, writing articles aimed at social justice, particularly labour laws to protect working ‘girls’ and reform of Pennsylvania’s divorce law, which greatly favoured men.
  • Not content with changing the world from behind her desk, Elizabeth became a founding mother of investigative journalism. She was expelled from Mexico for exposing political corruption, and henceforth wrapped in cotton wool by her editors. Infuriated by their mollycoddling, Lizzie left them a note essentially telling them to fuck themselves and hot footed it to NYC. She was still only 23.
  • Within six months she was hired by Joseph fucking Pulitzer himself, and continued her batshit crazy investigations uninhibited. Her very first assingment had her feigning mental illness to expose repulsive conditions in Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum. Her cutting report was so fucking horrifying, compelling and persuasive that it triggered public and political action, leading to reform of the institution.
  • In the next couple of years she had herself thrown in jail and hired by a sweatshop, all for shits and giggles. Oh, and to uncover incomprehensible injustice, cruelty, poverty, and the concealed, heinous treatment of the vulnerable and voiceless. 
  • But was pioneering journalism, social revolution and batshit badassery enough for our Liz? Like fuck it was. On a whim Nellie did what any self-respecting 25 year old woman in the 1800s would do - she emulated Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days, and did it in 72.
  • Millions followed her journey, and its appeal to a semi-literate populace resulted in greatly increased newspaper readership. So while travelling the entire globe (IN THE 1800s, AS A WOMAN) by ship, train, burro and balloon, she helped the world to read.
  • Having essentially conquered the entire goddamn universe before hitting 30, Nellie retired, and wed 72 year old industrialist Robert Seaman. Their marriage was a happy one, and after his death she took over Iron Clad Manufacturing Co.
  • But Lizzie was a writer, what would she know about the metal industry? Well, she INVENTED the steel barrel that became the model for the widely used 55-gallon drum and turned her inherited businesses into multimillion-dollar companies, so apparently a fuck ton.
  • Furthermore, she set a precedent for working conditions, ensuring her workers had good pay, gymnasiums, staffed libraries, and health care, all completely unheard of at the time, while still writing to further the plight of the Suffragette movement.
  • Nellie may have died age 58 of pneumonia, but HBICs live on forever.

*CLAPS LOUDLY*

I’m so pissed right now because I NEVER, EVER found her in a single of the history and literature books I studied on. Fuck that shit, this woman needs a whole entire chapter in every single book in print

*applauds wildly** I am more angry at the fact I’m only learning about her now than anything. WTF history, TEACH US ABOUT THESE BAMFS!

Wardrobe Mistress was in an honors Social Study class, where the students had to pretend to be influential people from the turn of the century at a dinner party.  You would not believe how many girls were hoping they got to be Nellie Bly. Wardrobe Mistress was not Nellie Bly, sadly. Years later, the theatre Wardrobe Mistress works at did a musical about her life called “Stunt Girl”.  It was pretty good actually, and it was sad that it wasn’t as well attended, since she is a certifiable BAMF.