2/22/10

oh, alice.


it may seem like i'm a bit obsessed with alice in wonderland from my last post about the movie, but it's only because i truly am. i adore the entire concept based around alice and her story, which is the reason why i picked a monologue from the book to memorize and recite in front of my theater class (a class which i have no idea why i signed up for). so wish me luck with performing this little baby: “Dear, dear! How queer everything is today! And yesterday things went on just as usual. I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think: was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I am not the same, the next question is, “’Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle. I’m sure I’m not Ada, for her hair goes in such ringlets, and mine doesn’t go in ringlets at all.; and I’m sure I can’t be Mabel, for I know all sorts of things, and she, oh! She knows such a very little! Besides, she’s she, and I’m I, and – oh dear, how puzzling it all is! I’ll try if I know all the things I used to know. Let me see: four times five is twelve, and four times six is thirteen, and four times seven is – oh dear! I shall never get to twenty at that rate! However, the Multiplication Table doesn’t signify: let’s get geography: London is the capital of Paris, and Paris is the capital of Rome – no, that’s wrong, I’m certain.I must have been changed into Mabel! I must be Mabel, after all, and I shall have to live in this pokey little house, and have next to no toys to play with, and oh, ever so many lessons to learn! No, I’ve made up my mind about it: if I’m Mabel, I’ll stay down here! It’ll be no use their putting their heads down and saying ‘Come up again, dear!’ I shall only look up and say ‘Who am I then?’ Tell me first, and then, if I like being that person, I’ll come up: if not, I’ll stay down here till I’m somebody else.”
some luck would be greatly appreciated.Add Image

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