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Sleep No More extended through August 31. Cheers to another summer in Chelsea.

Sleep No More extended through August 31. Cheers to another summer in Chelsea.

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Sigur Rós - The Rains of Castamere

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I’ve been acting since age 8. I just stopped enjoying it as much as I used to. And now there’s the prospect of doing it for a living, whereas up until now it was always something I did for recreation with my friends, or in the summer for some fun. I enjoyed it. When you make a living from something, it changes your relationship with it. It’s not like I hate it, it’s just not what I want to do.
Jack Gleeson, on retiring from acting at age 21 after Game of Thrones

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The poison that is used to kill Joffrey is one that I introduce earlier in the books and its symptoms are similar to choking. So a feast is the perfect time to use this thing. I think the intent of the murderer is not to have this become another Red Wedding—the Red Wedding was very clearly murder and butchery. I think the idea with Joffrey’s death was to make it look like an accident — someone’s out celebrating, they haven’t invented the Heimlich maneuver, so when someone gets food caught in his throat, it’s very serious. I based it a little on the death of Eustace, the son of King Stephen of England. Stephen had usurped the crown from his cousin, the empress Maude, and they fought a long civil war and the anarchy and the war would be passed down to second generation, because Maude had a son and Henry and Stephen had a son. But Eustace choked to death at a feast. People are still debating a thousand of years later: Did he choke to death or was he poisoned? Because by removing Eustace, it brought about a peace that ended the English civil war. Eustace’s death was accepted [as accidental], and I think that’s what the murderers here were hoping for — the whole realm will see Joffrey choke to death on a piece of pie or something. But what they didn’t count on, was Cersei’s immediate assumption that this was murder. Cersei wasn’t fooled by this for a second.
George R.R. Martin

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And Then There Were None

thebloodybusiness:

As many others have already posted, this looks like a super cool thing, and it’s being done by super cool people.

 If you’re up for a little mystery in your life, we’ll see you Thursday around midnight.

-C

Killing me.

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It is myself I mean: in whom I know, All the particulars of vice so grafted, That, when they shall be open’d, black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow

It is myself I mean: in whom I know, All the particulars of vice so grafted, That, when they shall be open’d, black Macbeth will seem as pure as snow

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Rolling on, now through 5/26/14.

Rolling on, now through 5/26/14.

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The best (only?) official Sleep No More promo. Features original 2011 NYC cast (hat tip: evenghostandhorse & kevshindig). Finally posted online six months ago. It’s brilliant. Ideally not for SNM virgins: minor spoilers within.

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Here’s a William Popp video from last year. Illustrates how far his persona travels to reach the McKittrick. Best wishes, chap. I’ll miss the intimidation of your presence.

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Immersive Intimacy

Does the McKittrick experience expose an element of human connectedness that is lagging in modern life? I ask this regardless of one’s real world relationship status. Sleep No More superficially offers the power to choose your own path and solve your own mystery, but I posit it is mainly about seeking your own intimacy. When our senses are piqued as they are in that place, close moments are seemingly etched into our being. It’s like filling a void that’s been near empty for some time — perhaps forever. God help me if I don’t crave it.

I’m not sure if this is evidence of a social/relational defect, or Punchdrunk’s magick raising the bar beyond what is fair for expectations outside of the hotel.

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The Art of Immersive Story Making - Punchdrunk immersive workshop for commercial creative industries
"We believe this workshop will appeal to companies and brands who have a story to tell and who are looking for new ways to tell it. You might be a Brand Manager, Marketing Director, Business Leader, in advertising or communications or a creative team. Join us to translate the art of story making to your world.  Contact elin@punchdrunk.org.uk for further information.”

The Art of Immersive Story Making Punchdrunk immersive workshop for commercial creative industries

"We believe this workshop will appeal to companies and brands who have a story to tell and who are looking for new ways to tell it. You might be a Brand Manager, Marketing Director, Business Leader, in advertising or communications or a creative team. Join us to translate the art of story making to your world.  Contact elin@punchdrunk.org.uk for further information.”

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Immersive Theatre (Boston/LA)?

Anyone have any favorite immersive theatre shows currently active in Boston or LA?  Inquiring minds want to know.

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mariafraser:

thouhastablog:

Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath, 1855 by Theodore Chasseriau

That moment when you remember that The Heath is where Macbeth meets the witches.
… oh. Right.

When I’m out riding and see three witches doing the wave, I’m like “too bad we can’t stay baby” and GTFO.

mariafraser:

thouhastablog:

Macbeth and Banquo meeting the witches on the heath, 1855 by Theodore Chasseriau

That moment when you remember that The Heath is where Macbeth meets the witches.

… oh. Right.

When I’m out riding and see three witches doing the wave, I’m like “too bad we can’t stay baby” and GTFO.

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One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

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