". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Feminist Par Excellence, Joss Whedon Directs Multitudes of Females' Crotch Shots

Judging by the number of the number of crotch shots we see in the trailer for his production of Much Ado About Nothing.

But! I have been put in my place elsewhere for noticing this absolutely fundamental condition of staging Shakespeare, that is all about the crotch shots. Because, you see, I am too dumb to have noticed that back in the Shakespeare's days female characters were played by men or boys. Now that women play women you have to have crotch shots.

So now I understand the way I'm supposed to see Lear naked and raving on the storm battered heath. Thank you, gentleman creepy immature asshole, whoever you are, for telling me the frack off and in such a witty, intelligent, informed manner.

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