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Remembering #NaMuthukumar - A THREAD

25 songs that best describe the genius of Na Muthukumar

Facing an unenviable task of picking 25 songs from his outstanding work, we have designed five categories and listed five remarkable songs in each category.

Remembering #NaMuthukumar

It is not just romance that is best described by poetry.

What about the bond between parents and their children?

What about the relationships that can't quite be boxed?

Na Muthukumar had the answers

#HBDNaMuthukumar (2/n)
Remembering #NaMuthukumar

Is affection ever unconditional? Can we put a price on love... ever?

'Iru Nenjam saerndhu pesida ulagil baashaigal edhuvum thevayillai...' - Aanandha Yaazhai from #Ram-#YuvanShankarRaja's #Thangameengal

#HBDNaMuthukumar (3/n)
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May Murr (1929–2008) was a #Lebanese #professor, #historian, #writer, #poet, and #political #activist.Before taking up writing, May Murr taught several subjects at several universities and institutions in #Lebanon such as the Lebanese University and the Lebanese Military School.
She began professionally writing and publishing her works in 1967, as well as founding and presiding many cultural and social associations. She was a member of the Société des Gens de Lettres de #France and of the Société Teilhard de Chardin, headquartered in #Belgium.
She was also the President of the Academy of #Lebanese Thought and was a founding member of the political party the Guardians of the #Cedars. She figures among the #woman #poets in the Anthologie de la Poésie Féminine Mondiale. Many international critics have praised her #poetry.
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Come watch our horror film Hermia: Heaven Unto Hell, adapted from A Midsummer Night's Dream!

Think you can survive the forrest?

#Shakespeare #film #zoom #horror #scary #scaryfairies Image
Egeus you alright mate?! U seemed #vexed

You’re damn right I did!
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LONG THREAD, PLEASE READ: re: @stratfest's #inthedressingroom well, rehearsal hall actually, working on Othello in 2013 for Director @chrisjabraham. Was directed (though I was the only other black man in the room) to try to kill @DionJohnstone's Othello for marrying Desdemona.
This would be the first time that I realized how compromised I could be by one of this industry's most insidious practices: the As Cast contract. Any non-theatre people out there curious about what that means? I'll get into it.
@CdnActorsEquity (which is not technically a union) has allowed producers such as @stratfest and @ShawTheatre, other major theatres, to build into *almost* every actor contract what amounts to the forfeiture of all agency for actors who seek to work for them.
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Today we share the story of how the Bodleian received, lost, and regained our very own copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio (which you can view at #DigitalBodleian)

Ready for some outrageous fortune? The game is afoot!…+
We first got our mitts on this copy in 1623 – seven years after the world became bereft of the be-ruffed bard.

Published by #Shakespeare’s pals and peers, the First Folio preserved treasures such as Twelfth Night, The Tempest and Macbeth - which may otherwise have been lost.
Despite the Bodleian Library not accepting plays at the time (fearing that pamphlets and dramas might bring down the reputation of the library) the importance of the First Folio must have been recognized. It was chained up in Duke Humfrey’s Library, and made available to readers.
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¿Cuántas veces has visto a #Ofelia en el #cine, en #televisión, en #fotografía? Me refiero a la Ofelia del #Hamlet de #Shakespeare, en concreto la versión pintada por #Millais!
Muchas más de las que pensáis, por ejemplo en Twink Peaks de David #Lynch.

Abro hilo #TwitterCultural
El director Lars #VonTrier se ha inspirado en la #Ofelia de #Shakespeare y en el cuadro #prerrafaelita de #Millais en varias ocasiones:
- Dogville 2003
- Anticristo 2009
- Melancolía 2011, en concreto en este film el paralelismo visual con el cuadro de #Millais es extraordinario!
¿Y si #Ofelia no es una mujer? La Ofelia de #Hamlet es una mujer enloquecida por una lucha interna entre el amor y la obediencia familiar/social en contra y muere/se suicida, "llevada por la corriente". Un #gay puede identificarse con ella, y Anthony #Gayton lo fotografió.
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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes.…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!!…
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1- It wasn't an 'ape' quote. It was a passage from #Shakespeare about arrogance/overconfidence.

2- It was the 'ape' quote that @MShapland quoted to #AlastairStewart's employers as evidence of racism, in the hopes of getting him sacked.
@MShapland Do you feel picked on Kate?

From what I've seen of his TL, AS regularly QT's his responses instead of replying under the line.

It's a common practice.
@MShapland and yet here you are, a "free speech fundamentalist" suggesting that some speech, entirely reasonable speech, is problematic.
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2020 is going to be huge @LandUTheatre. We’re going to use this THREAD right here to tell you all about some of the shows in our new season. Follow along to find out more as we announce what’s coming up! 👇🏻
Opening the new season TONIGHT is #JuliusCaesar from @MadWolfTC, a 75 minute, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it blast through a #Shakespeare classic

🎭 Jan 14-18 7.30pm
The brilliant @colourlightprod present #tube by @joelikepoe. Two strangers meet on a tube train which stops and doesn’t start again.

🎭 Jan 28 - Feb 2 7.30pm
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@jnlamstudies Forum, “#Shakespeare and #Black America” before the 2020 print publication if you have access to the
@CambridgeCore platform. Just in time for our #RaceB4Race discussions on appropriation! Buckle up--Tweetstorm a' comin' #LitPOC #MedievalTwitter
2/ These essays are short and, not just accessible, but actually enjoyable (IMHO). I’m always tweeting stuff for you to check out, but this time you don’t have to listen to just me. (Although y'all most def should listen to me) + #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC
3/ Look at this referee comment. Now you KNOW you need to read these if you are interested in #appropriation #pedagogy #theater #Activism #archives #BlackHistory! Thanks generous and insightful reviewer!! #ShakeRace #RaceB4Race #LitPOC #ShaxCultApp
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@BrandiLynn4Ever @realDonaldTrump And if he'd Tweeted of DoJ FBI or DNC

Hang It All

Or meant in sense of Hang Out To Dry

But are you & Twitter seriously accusing ACTOR #JamesWoods of planning or inciting murder

It's an expression An idiom Of DISMISSAL *NOT* DEATH

Or is @Jack planning on banning #Shakespeare!
@BrandiLynn4Ever @realDonaldTrump @jack 2. But are you & Twitter seriously accusing ACTOR #JamesWoods of planning or inciting murder

Because he used AN EXPRESSION



Or are @Jack & #Twitter planning on banning all literary turns of phrase?!
@BrandiLynn4Ever @realDonaldTrump @jack 3. Is it any wonder distinguished educated literate actor #JamesWoods, once a student at MIT before he dropped out to pursue his acting career, refuses to bow down to ignorant prejudiced biased partisan no-platforming cancel-culture #Twitter #Censorship @Twitter

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"There is no absolute or definite amount of wealth which will satisfy a man." #Schopenhauer
"Every want that springs, not from any need, but from vice, is of a like character; however much you pile up for it will serve not to end but to advance desires." #Seneca
"He who keeps himself within natural limits will not feel poverty; he who exceeds them will be pursued by poverty even amid the greatest wealth." #Seneca
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In #Shakespeare's #HenryV, we meet a new man, a different one, from the #PrinceHal of #HenryIV. This is a man's man now. A man possessed of intention and given to execution. He knows what he will do and he does it.
But there are those that only know HenryV as he was when he was Prince Hal. These include his dissolute companion of those earlier days, the knight Falstaff, and the Dauphin of France, the heir apparent to the French throne.
In Act I, Scene 2, the #Dauphin sends an #ambassador to #Englang, rejecting a claim made by #HenryV to certain territories in France (a claim he rested on French laws of inheritance).

The Dauphin's message illuminates his misreading of the man, the King, #HenryV, by the Dauphin.
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Oh gawd, I decided to go straight from Much Ado to Richard II and I don't think I can do this 180 from Tennant as Benedick to Tennant as Richard, it's really throwing me 😂 #Shakespeare
Play: this is a super serious fuenral with two men throwing dire accusations at each other
Me: Benedick your fashion sense has gone up 1000%
Also there are no captions on this video, which is really making me sad. I had hoped it was a site-wide feature, but apparently not? It's especially needed since the player's aren't mic'd. I can read along but it's distracting.
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We're starting the #Shakespeare live tweets with Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant & Catherine Tate, because its been a long time since I saw it and I love it :D
Benedick: I'll never get married, all my friends are getting married and it's the WORST, I'm never going to do it, I totally don't like Beatrice at all
Also Benedick: What do you MEAN you think Hero is pretty have you SEEN Beatrice?
Benedick: no one will EVER see through this clever disguise!
Beatrice: time to break this man's spirit for fun :D
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First line of famous poems continued by the @openAI GPT-2 example model from "Language Models are Unsupervised Multitask Learners" #gpt2poetry #GPT2
It little profits that an idle king,
who loves his throne for a moment to enjoy a good meal,
might, if he was not in the right position,
become the subject of a great banquet.
But as the royal household will do,
so too shall their subjects. #gpt2poetry #tennyson
That is no country for old men.
They are old men of our land, of old times.
Nowhere is this more true than in these two cases,
as it now goes: the United States of America,
the oldest people on this Earth, are all in a state of rebellion. #gpt2poetry #yeats
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@Emmycollects #Hungary, #Poland, #Russia, perhaps? Maybe Czech Republic, too.
@Emmycollects #Slovenia gets a honorable mention, too.
@Emmycollects #Slovenia gets a honorable mention because of Richard Sulík (who valiantly stood his ground in the face of #Maas () and #Stegner (). My only quibble with his performance is that Sulík FORGOT to tell Stegner that
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'Everyone faces up more bravely to a thing for which they have long prepared themselves for. Those who are unprepared, on the other hand, are panic-stricken by the most insignificant happenings. We must see to it that nothing takes us by surprise.' #LettersfromaStoic
'Let fate find us ready and eager.' #LettersfromaStoic
'He needs but little who desires but little. He has his wish, whose wish can be to have what is enough.' #LettersfromaStoic
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(THREAD) When my son was in Gr 10 he brough home, To Kill a Mockingbird. I was angry -my child, was reading a text of a past romanticized by some, even tho it was riddled with #racism. I wondered how many texts he would read that looked like him. But he had to read that- why?
I had asked many times for a reading list of books theyd have in their English class. I asked if the texts looked like them, reflected their experiences bc #IdentityMatters. I never could get an answer. Replies included, it was a #Classic but y'all know #Classics aint #Neutral
Of course, the response when we have these convos - "Y'all want to Censor...". Funny how "#freeSpeech" and "#censorship" always come up when issues of #equity are being discussed. That our children shouldn't be exposed to #racism and #trauma they live EVERY. SINGLE. DAY
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8 inspiring quotes of famous people.. #TooGoodNotToShare ..

✅Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a life time

✅The world suffers a lot.NOT because of the violence of bad people, But because of the silence of good people

✅I am thankful to all those who said NO to me.It’s because of them I did it
✅If friendship is your weakest point then you are the strongest person in the world

✅Laughing faces do not mean that there is absence of sorrow but it means that they have the ability to deal with it
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