"You-Know-Who" reading . . . (Warning label--long!)
Posted by Mary Anne on September 13, 1998 at 22:58:49:
In response to S&S Audiotape, written by Barbara on September 13, 1998 at 18:08:36
] I had always thought I should like to have you-know-who reading this book to me
Some things that I would love to have "You-know-who" read to me:
Sense and Sensibility--even if the males are often absent from the story.
Jane Eyre--if he can manage Eustacia Vye, he can do Jane. And, oooooooh, the Rochester parts . . . quick, my smelling salts! *thud*
A poem by James Joyce called "A Prayer." Strange little poem, rather difficult to find. But imagining a Rickman read of it gives me chills.
From Shakespeare's Richard III, the scene in which Richard woos Lady Anne. Hair-raising.
Baudelaire's "L'Invitation au Voyage." For pure beauty in the French language, difficult to find anything else that even comes close. Maybe Apollinaire's "Le Pont Mirabeau" or Verlaine's "Il pleure dans mon coeur." Mmmmmmmm.
From the Bible, the King's speeches to the Girl in the Song of Solomon. "Thou has ravished my heart with one glance of thine eyes, with one jewel of thy necklace . . . turn thine eyes from me, they overwhelm me . . ."
Well, I've probably half-killed Barbara by now and anyone else who's as wiped out by that VOICE as I am. So I had better stop. Hmmmm. That warning label I attached--not just because the message was long! 8-D
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