August 11th, 2006

glee sue sylvester

The Royal Hunt of the Sun

Katie and I went to see this offering at the NT last night, and golly it was good! Much better than the first act promised, as I was getting a little sleepy through it. But it really pepped up after the interval, and it was *so* good. I wept at the end. Just a little.

*But*, has my mind been subtly adjusted by teh interweb, or was there something ever so faintly slashy about Pizarro and Atahuallpa? I fully accept that this is completely my imagination; it just felt that on a couple of occasions... I dunno. Hmm. But anyway, yes: dead good.

Apparently there was a film of it done, back in 1969, with Christopher Plummer as Atahuallpa. *strokes the beard* Vairrrry interesting, Mr Bond...
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Favourite Pome

Gacked from katie__pillar (inasmuch as posting a pome can be gacking):

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars, by Richard Lovelace

Tell me now, sweet, I am unkind,
That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind,
To wars and arms I fly.

True, a new mistress now I chase,
The first foe in the field;
And with a stronger faith embrace
A sword, a horse, a shield.

Yes this inconstancy is such
As you too shall adore;
I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Lov'd I not Honour more.
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