Les Misérables 1972 character meme: Courfeyrac

Courfeyrac did have that youthful animation that we might call a diabolic beauty of mind. In later life, this dies out, like the playfulness of the kitten, and all that grace ends, on two feet in the bourgeois, and on four paws in the mouser.

Celinde Schoenmaker - I Dreamed a Dream


A scene from Tampereen Työväen Teatteri’s upcoming production of Evita. In the middle, Juha-Matti Koskela as Che, Laura Alajääski as Eva and Mika Honkanen as Juan Perón.

Photo by Teppo Järvinen.

A matter of hours now until holiday! Unrelated, I’ll leave you with and ..


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One of the things that is really notable about Moscow and yet not many people outside Russia know about, is how gorgeous the Moscow metro is.

These photos? That’s what the metro stations look like.


They’re called the “People’s palaces of Moscow” or else “Underground palaces,” and they were built during the Soviet era on the Communist idea that art and beauty should belong to the people rather than only being available in the houses of nobles.

These photos show just some of the metro’s attractions. There are many more mosaics, statues, etc, placed throughout.

And the metro is always this clean.

In addition to being beautiful, it is incredibly functional. It gets you pretty much everywhere in Moscow, and the trains run at intervals of every three minutes or less. At peak times, they run every 90 seconds. You never have to worry about missing a train, because the next one will come almost immediately.

Not always of course. In the late evening or early morning hours, you may have to wait as long as five whole minutes for a train. They’re also super easy to navigate.

We Russians are pretty proud of our metro system.

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George Blagden to play King Louis XIV in new series VERSAILLES


George Blagden will be starring as the lead in the new series, Versailles, a French production (dir. Jalil Lespert), that it is an English-language historical drama skein penned by Simon Mirren (“Without a Trace”) and David Wolstencroft (“Spooks”). Shooting began last week in Paris and will continue for the next six months around the city and also on location at Versailles itself.

Along with George, the show is supported by a very international cast that also includes Alexander Vlahos (Merlin and Privates) in the role of SIR, the King’s brother; Dominique Blanc interpreter ANNE OF AUSTRIA and Amira Casar, BEATRICE, a courtesan.

Other cast includes Tygh Runyan, Stuart Bowman, Noémie Schmidt, Evan Williams, Anna Brewster, Sarah Winter, Anatole Taubman, Lizzie Brocheré, Elisa Lasowski, Maddison Jaizani, Peter Hudson, and Gilly Gilchrist.

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