Friday, November 7, 2014

Mark Young

A line from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Caliban speechifies, tries
to apologize to Prospero.
The misfortunes of his
body magnify the small

hand gestures he uses
to emphasize what he's
saying. Then he moves,
creates an unintended

hip-hop routine that
ruptures the all-white
surface narrative of the
scene. Pauses, sensing

what he’s done, but notes
in passing he would rather
dance & sing than have
to summarize the Elfking.

© Mark Young


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