Well, took a random trip to the thrift store today and thought I’d look in the books to see if they maybe had the first Circle Opens book since it’s the only Tamara Pierce series I haven’t read… AND THEY HAD ALL OF THEM. I’m SO excited!
'This is our Yorick. He was a Polish composer and pianist called André Tchaikowsky. And when he died, in the early eighties, he bequeathed his head to be used in a production of Hamlet with the Royal Shakepeare Company. He wanted to play Yorick. So here he is. This is André. He was introduced to us by our director Greg on the first day of rehearsals, as the final member of the company. There was a variety of reactions to having a real human head in the production. Some people find it quite difficult. I must say, personally, I was rather excited by it. It's one of the clichés of the play now, an actor holding a skull. And I suppose the trouble with the cliché is that it loses meaning. But if you are presented with an actual person's skull, a real bit of human, then Hamlet's speech about Yorick and about staring at the skull of a man he knew well… it becomes all the more potent when you are aware that you are holding somebody's head quite literally in your hands. There he is. André was there. I feel very pleased to have helped him fulfil his ambition.'
—David Tennant, Shakespeare Uncovered
I was so happy/amused when I found out Yorick was a real skull. It reminded me of Slings and Arrows.
Promise me Cosima is safe.
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Can I just say as a former track and cross country runner how happy Coulson making a joke about glistening made me?