Do you like theater? What’s your favorite play?
I’m a sucker for some Shakespearean Henry, myself. My local Shakespeare theater group did a Henry V last summer that blew my entire mind. It was this steampunk-WWI version and it was all stripped-down gorgeousness. It didn’t make me forget Kenneth Branagh but it did give me the feeling I got when I first saw his, which is to say I kind of walked around in a daze for a day or so afterwards.
And I was officially off musicals (overdose culminated in Wicked which feels like the Beatles to me, like everybody else loves it so much I can’t tell if I love it or if it’s peer pressure) until I saw this.
Javert is my sort of thing anyway, plus Russell Crowe, plus my crush on Anne Hathaway is reaching Starbuckian proportions, so yeah, pulling out my high school Les Mis t-shirts and soundtrack tapes and singing it badly and loudly in the shower again.