The white and gold of a
Steve McCurry - India
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 theater great in prisons, it’s what makes theater great, period.
Eva Green and Lena Headey making selfie
It should be noted that much feminist work suffers from the assumption that it is only through the development of a Western-style industrial capitalism and the resultant entry of women into waged labour that the potential for the liberation of women can increase.
"There comes a point when a dream becomes reality and reality becomes a dream." - Frances Farmer
If you want to provoke, you should provoke someone who is stronger than you, otherwise you are misusing your power.
Tokyo, Japan, 1964
Son Lux x Lorde - Easy (Switch Screens)
I know I’m safe, but scared
for fear my fingers slip
or shakiness and dread
might make me lose my grip.
I play the misanthrope
in my own pantomime.
All’s well, if I will cope
a minute at a time.