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awkward-sultana · 4 months ago
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@the2headedcalf / On Love, Alain de Botton /  @tilthat / Céline Sciamma / Twitter: Nightshiftmp3 / Twitter: Thepartypope / Portrait of a Lady on Fire / The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl / The History of the Band-Aid / weird-facts.org / @roses--and--rue
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lifeinpoetry · 6 months ago
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All right, then, annihilate me; that other self was a fiction anyhow.
— Sarah Ruhl, from "On interruptions," 100 Essays I Don't Have Time to Write
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elsaqueenofstress · 11 months ago
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KAZ & INEJ as ORPHEUS & EURYDICE
leigh bardugo, six of crows | anaïs mitchell, hadestown | kazimierz wierzyński, a word to orphists | hozier, talk | leigh bardugo, crooked kingdom | sarah ruhl, eurydice | ovid, metamorphoses
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spockswhore · 4 months ago
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about love and inventions
Cosmos (2015) dir. Andrzej Żuławski// Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House// Adonis, The House of Love, tr. by Mirene Ghossein (via @angesirene)
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flym · 9 months ago
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dreamertrilogyy · 11 months ago
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there’s a dream I have in which I love the world
elegy - chen chen / melancholy play - sarah ruhl / hello my name is... - eric shaw / strawberry blond - mitski / meditations in an emergency - cameron awkward-rich
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yepthatsacowalright · 11 days ago
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Finished watching this discussion about on stage chemistry/kissing/intimacy (which @hamish-linklater-btc​ posted on Instagram - thank you so much for finding/sharing!!) and it is so freaking fascinating to me.
Hamish has good thoughts and funny stories as usual, but to be honest I found the three women to be the most interesting to listen to, particularly Esther Perel, the woman in the middle, who is a couples/sexuality psychologist.
I kept pausing and going back to relisten to literally everything she said because every sentence blew my mind. (“In sexuality and in kissing lies two opposites, disgust and delight, depending on how it takes place.” “That’s why people go and find other lovers in the first place. Not so much because they’re looking for another person, they’re looking for another self.” And when she says something about how a long successful marriage is really like a series of different marriages with the same two people. Like 🤯. This woman’s brain is huge.) I’m now devouring a bunch of Esther’s articles and podcasts because she’s so incredibly good at articulating aspects of emotions and relationships that I know I’ve felt, but I’ve never known how to put into words.
Actors, writers, and psychologists talking about intimacy together is something I have craved because to me those three fields of study are so necessarily intertwined, but for some reason aren’t often brought together for discussions and things like this. I know people are worried about embarrassing themselves discussing it, or that they’re going to take the magic out of it and people won’t find the scenes as sexy to watch anymore....but the psychology of it!! Is so!! INTERESTING!!
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compljcated · 4 months ago
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the feminine urge to be disappointed in our parents // 1. A Water Baby (c. 1900) by Herbert James Draper // 2. @honeytuesday // 3. “If we forgive…”, unknown // 4. “If you’re raised…”, Catherine Lacey // 5. “For all the faults…”, unknown // 6. “All women become…”, Oscar Wilde // 7. “You’re right / this rage…”, Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur // 8. Sarah Ruhl // 9. “I wish I still felt…”, The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon // 10. @chashniii // 11. “I look into the mirror…”, unknown // 12. Father (2021) by Innocent Chikezie // 13. Mother Wearing a Sunflower on her Dress by Mary Cassatt // 14. Ladybird (2017) dir. Greta Gerwig // 15. Interstellar (2014) dir. Christopher Nolan // 16. Photo by Vsevolod Tarasevich (1970s) // 17. Mad Men, S6 EP12.
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shakespearenews · 5 months ago
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As I watched the play I was struck anew by the frozen statue of Hermione…Why would a woman get frozen for over a decade, and somehow unfreeze? This question, of course, felt personal to me, as I was still grappling with these questions: When should one simply accept a diagnosis, rather than trying to get better? What is the difference between acceptance and resignation? Is acceptance saying, I take my life, my body as they are? Where, how, does grace enter in? And I wondered, as I watched The Winter’s Tale: is Hermione meant to be a real woman or just a metaphor for art? Is it significant that the daughter gazes upon “the statue of her mother”? It is not the husband who wakes the wife, but the woman’s friend, Paulina...
Sarah Ruhl on watching The Winter’s Tale at TFANA. From Smile: the Story of a Face, p. 177. 
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dk-thrive · 7 months ago
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Our bodies say: you have given birth. Be large.
After my first pregnancy, I gained weight like any woman logically would. I thought: I have a new postpartum diet I should market to all women called—Buy Bigger Underwear. Eat whatever you like, and buy bigger pants. Buy bigger shoes. My feet were now a half size bigger; perhaps after giving birth, women simply need to take up more space on this earth. The magazines tell us to shrink back down to our prepregnant bodies, but our bodies want to occupy more ground. Our bodies say: you have given birth. Be large.
— Sarah Ruhl, Smile: The Story of a Face. (Simon & Schuster, October 5, 2021) 
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awkward-sultana · 2 years ago
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire / Sarah Ruhl, The Clean House
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gatherround · 7 months ago
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Just noticed for the first time how Eurydice’s arrival in Hadestown:
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Is not dissimilar from Eurydice’s arrival to the underworld in Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice”
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The arrival to the Underworld via the elevator is actually in the script for Ruhl’s Eurydice (in a truly marvelous set of stage directions):
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(though side note, I do think everyone who stages it where she uses the umbrella to not get wet chooses a lovely image that misses the point)
Which reminds me that there are actually a number of snippets in Hadestown / Eurydice that remind me of each other, beyond just the obvious similarities of plot and shared allusions:
For one, the very first scene, which reminds me of “Wedding Song”:
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Though of course there actually is a Wedding Song as well (yes, this has lyrics pulled from a song that exists outside the show):
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And the subsequent “Promise”(s):
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And, after she has died, a request to “wait for me”....
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And then the return of the opening melody, and the fact that the melody that unlocks the gates of hell is wordless;
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Though to be fair, these are very fleeting similarities, I find it especially interesting that both choose these same snips of language and imagery, because the stories are otherwise extremely different. The interpretations of Hades are vastly different. The image of the underworld itself. Most of the set design, elevator aside. Eurydice’s characterization. The existence/non-existence of Persephone. The reason Orpheus turns. And structurally, the shows choose completely opposite beats from the original myth to dwell upon. The longest sections in Sarah Ruhl’s play are after Eurydice dies and before Orpheus begins on his journey to the underworld (which lasts only a few lines of dialogue over vamped music in Hadestown), and the events between Eurydice and Orpheus after he turns (4 full pages!), and Eurydice once she arrives back in the underworld (14 more pages!), all of which only get an “It’s you / It’s me / Orpheus / Eurydice” and a quick trapdoor in Hadestown. On the flipside, Hadestown spends a long time, to the tune of maybe 5 or so songs oh my god I put that in as a guess, lmao in the Broadway version it’s actually EIGHTEEN songs, between Orpheus’ arrival in the underworld and Hades offering him the deal to leave with Eurydice; in Ruhl’s version, this takes less than a page and a half of dialogue, and is basically immediately what Hades offers -- compared to the 18 songs, it’s less than 18 lines of dialogue. These shows really could not have gone in more different directions with this myth -- which makes it all the more interesting to catch these little similarities and bits of shared language and imagery.
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spacesweepers · 3 months ago
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This article about the invention of rubber gloves is better than the entirety of The Clean House.
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bostonpoetryslam · a year ago
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Imagine that you are a book, and your beloved is a book. How can a book read another book, if a book can't read itself? Love. Imagine you are a book so patient and wise that it learned to read itself, so that it could read its favorite book. Imagine this favorite book sleeps beside you every night and reads you, while you sleep.
Sarah Ruhl, “Max and Victoria Get Married: A Blessing,” from Letters from Max
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catherine-white · 11 months ago
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A bowl.
Cornerstone
of repeated silence.
A bowl.
Something to eat
and light is changing.
A bowl.
Where I keep
my body when my head is raining.
A bowl.
Two cupped hands
made of clay.
by Sara Ruhl from the poem "I intend to give you many bowls"
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effyeffa · 2 years ago
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forbidden yearning masterpost 
st vincent / brokeback mountain / frederico lorca / grey’s anatomy / august eve / the get down / mitski / disobedience / sarah ruhl
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poetsandwriters · a year ago
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Sarah Ruhl in “Not Writing Right Now: Writer’s Block During the Pandemic” in the May/June 2021 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
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xxdeadlyy-nightshadexx · 3 months ago
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killdonaldtrump · a year ago
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we all have a hunger
cesar chavez/sherman alexie/roxanna jefferys/sarah ruhl
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dk-thrive · 7 months ago
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Like it or not, I’m going to die with this face. I may as well fall in love with it.
Sarah Ruhl, Smile: The Story of a Face. (Simon & Schuster, October 5, 2021) 
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