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6 Degrees: The four basic plots

There is much talk of the remakes in Hollywood, and the fact that nothing is new under the sun. Well, there’s a lot of truth to that, but then again, Shakespeare used mostly re-hashed material to fashion together some of the greatest works of literature. 540 more words

The slave Spartacus and reading Dalton Trumbo

Reading Dalton Trumbo

(Spontaneous thoughts.)

It was Hollywood that got me. In particular the film Spartacus, produced and starring Kirk Douglas, directed by Stanley Kubrick and screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. 811 more words

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One of the disadvantages of being a patrician is that occasionally you’re obliged to act like one.

—Marcus Licinius Crassus (in Spartacus)

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Historic Generals #2: Spartacus

I have decided to continue in a similar vein as Hannibal and the next “general” under the microscope is another enemy of Rome. Spartacus, the Thracian gladiator-turned-rebel leader was not necessarily the greatest general of all time, but he certainly had ability and there is a certain mythical or legendary association with him. 1,097 more words

The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)

2016.37: The Fall of the Roman Empire (Network Airing)

Back when I saw Gladiator, people often seemed to talk about The Fall of the Roman Empire… 724 more words

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Final year acting exam - Bolshoi Ballet Academy 2016

March 25th 2016 saw the completion of my first final year state exam in acting.  Always a good one to begin the run of exams with, the state acting exam consist of various pieces of repertoire being performed that enable us to show our range and abilities in the very specific art of acting in classical (and perhaps, not-so-classical) dance. 203 more words

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