[FEATURE] #R</3J, a multimedial hallucination of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Disclaimer: This isn’t a formal ~critique~ of the play; this is more of me fangirling over DUP so if you’re here to copy-paste this shit, paraphrase it a little then submit it as a reaction paper to your professor then go fuck yourself half joke hahahaha no, seriously. Plagiarism is a crime and yes I know I’m not that important to plagiarize my words but still. Just covering all the bases.

I hate recycling how I start my essays and stuff I generally write, but saying that DUP has once again over-exceeded my expectations is just me stating a fact so I guess there’s no going around that.

(dreamy sigh)

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[FEATURE] John Krokidas’s “Kill Your Darlings” (2013)

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It’s your first day in university–this prestigious, dream-within-a-dream educational institution where you’ve always imagined yourself inhaling knowledge and making into fruition every ambition you’ve had since you were a kid.

You’re taking in everything your senses can swallow all at once–the musty scent of old books, the natural light filtering from the ceiling-high windows, the buzz of stress and panic and gossip from the lounged students, the mere presence of intellect staining the air.

Suddenly, this beautiful boy with slicked blond hair stands jumps on a table–

–and theatrically recites a very suggestive piece by Henry Miller:

On a Sunday afternoon, when the
shutters are down and the
proletariat possesses the street…

…there are certain thoroughfares
which remind one of nothing less…

…than a big cancerous cock.

Ah, there goes your heart.

Now owned by that devastatingly handsome stranger being chased away by the security. You’d do anything to see that walking temple of wit and good looks again–and you will.

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[FEATURE] Jean Genet’s “Prisoner of Love”

Once again, Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas outdid their previous productions. I’m still shockingly in awe of the whole production.

I’m only in my second year in college but I’ve already been exposed to the wonders of theater a few years before I entered UP. Even so, all the DUP plays I’ve watched never disappointed me. They all had me hanging on to every exchange of the characters., had me crying at the sheer awe I felt for the talents of these amazing individuals who came together to stage these wonderful live acts. Had me laughing at the shockingly vulgar vocabularies of some characters. Had me feeling goosebumps rising on my skin from beginning ’til the curtain call.

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