Wednesday, March 8, 2017

overwrite & chicken out

Quotations:

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John Bell: [overwrite] It does, yeah. How, how, how, I mean, that's what the line is. But sometimes, it's by saying nothing -- his silences -- that tell you a lot.  Shakespeare, being an actor himself, knew not to overwrite. He would leave silence for the actors to fill in. That's a wonderful moment in Antony and Cleopatra, when one of her handmaidens is about to die, and a soldier comes in and says what's going on here, and she says: ah, soldier... and then dies, and that's it, like if I could only tell you what I have just seen what's been happening here. And so that gives an actress a fantastic opportunity to use those two words, what you can do with that. 

Kylie Farmer:[chicken out; collaboration; curly question.] I chicken out a bit with politics, the way I'd like to put it is that he is probably the most famous author and everyone likes to be with the cool crowd and hang on with famous mob. So, I think, you know, the optimistic side is that we all know how dominant English language is, and, of course, Shakespeare is form that culture. But if you look at it in a way where you can align it with another ancient language that is maybe a little bit older and translate something like that, it can be a really beautiful collaboration, so that's how I would answer that curly question. 


Definitions:

overwrite:
1. to make a piece of writing too elaborate, polished, or decorative;
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chicken out:
to not do sth you were going to do because you are too frightened.

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