boycott-oppression:

Above: Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concertos performed by Jean-Jacques  Kantorow and l’Orchestre de Chambre Bernard Thomas (The Bernard Thomas Chamber Orchestra)

Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (who was often referred to as “The Black Mozart”) was born in Guadeloupe, in 1745. His father was George Bologne de Saint-Georges (a wealthy planter) and his mother, one of Saint-Georges’ slaves, was called Nanon.

During the French Revolution, he was colonel of the Legion St. George, the first all-black regiment in Europe. However, today he is mainly remembered as the first classical composer of African descent. 

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fuckyeahvintageillustration:

'The Olive Fairy Book' edited by Andrew Lang; with eight coloured plates and numerous illustrations by H. J. Ford. Published 1907 by Longmans, Green & Co., London.

See the complete book here.

asriels:

i just hate human beings so much sometimes like we all evolved from the same goddamn amoeba yet we teach our kids to hate each other based on things nobody has any control over imagine if we learned to hate each other over the length of our fingers or the speed of our regular heartbeat it’s fucking stupid as hell and i perpetuate these prejudices in ways i don’t even understand and it makes me sick to think i’m doing and thinking and saying awful things without even knowing it 

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swanjolras:

HEY HEY HEY HEYYYYYYYY MY FAVORITE QUEER DRUNK ASSHOLE POET TURNED 450 TODAY (and let me tell you, there is a lot of competition for the title “favorite queer drunk asshole poet”)

BUT as we all know, there is some controversy over who ACTUALLY wrote shakespeare’s plays!

so…

"

Rosencrantz: Do you think Death could possibly be a boat?

Guildenstern: No, no, no… Death is “not.” Death isn’t. Take my meaning? Death is the ultimate negative. Not-being. You can’t not be on a boat.

Rosencrantz: I’ve frequently not been on boats.

Guildenstern: No, no… What you’ve been is not on boats.

"

— Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (via genocidaltheta)

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"Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery."

— Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

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adelphe:

Design by Aubrey Beardsley for the cover of Yellow and White, 1890s

adelphe:

Design by Aubrey Beardsley for the cover of Yellow and White, 1890s

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monologue voicepost meme!

watertightvines:

In honor of Shakespeare’s birthday, I thought it’d be fun to do a meme. The criteria are simple:

  • Record yourself reading a Shakespearean monologue.
  • Post it and tag it with “shakespeare monologue meme.”

That’s it. That’s the meme. What you read and how you read it is up to you! Playing multiple times is encouraged. :D

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patroclusfellfirst:

the ending of romeo and juliet is so amazing, a huge public wedding for romeo and juliet and they have four kids, mercutio and benvolio spend many happy years together before dying as old men, tybalt goes to anger management and becomes a pastry maker, why on earth do people call this a tragedy

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The data on the drive to which I’d backed up my stolen laptop is, apparently, unrecoverable.

I have lost about a decade’s work. Stories, poems, recordings, works in progress, just gone.

For Club Ninety-Three: I got your vivandières right here.

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houghtonlib:

Happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare!
Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies, 1623.
HEW 7.11.1
Houghton Library, Harvard University

houghtonlib:

Happy 450th birthday to William Shakespeare!

Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true originall copies, 1623.

HEW 7.11.1

Houghton Library, Harvard University

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goblinparty:

if i ever say/do anything problematic CALL ME THE FUCK OUT bc i would rather be embarrassed of myself for a while and make a very public apology  than live forever as a smug asshole who doesn’t know shit about anything

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