Be not afeard. The isle is full of noises,
Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not.
Will hum about mine ears, and sometime voices
That, if I then had waked after long sleep,
Will make me sleep again; and then, in dreaming,
The clouds methought would open, and show riches
Ready to drop upon me, that when I waked,
I cried to dream again.
The Tempest 3.2.148-156
"It'd be really hard convincing you that he's a
great guy. I would only say that it would never enter his head to be a
nice person but one also has to understand that it's a class thing. I'll
never forget [reading Edith Wharton's] The Buccaneers which is about
American girls in late 19th century going to look for titled husbands in
England. The thing they were advised by the English governess is don't go
near anyone who's charming or amusing because the real powerful aristocrat
doesn't need to be, has no need to charm anybody. He's going to have what
he wants anyway. So it helped me when I played Mr. D'Arcy. That was very
much one of the clues to as to why he didn't actually try. Wessex is
compounded by inane stupidity, he is not an imaginative mom. But also he's
operating in a much, much more brutal and competitive world than many
periods of English history. The little we know of Shakespeare is that he
wrangled money out of somebody. Francis Bacon was prosecuted for bribery.
Everyone was maneuvering for position and I suppose you would just be cast
by the wayside completely if you didn't."
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