Poster design by Nover aka L. Revon advertising ‘Absinthe Blanqui’, ca. 1900.
Statue based on Leonardo daVinci’s famous concept for artificial wings.
This is so fucking beautiful!
—some other existence.
Do You Permit it?
Enjolras and Grantaire
After seeing this post, I got the idea to make one of these a reality! So I put together some of the motifs from the musical and changed the words to re-create the Orestes Fasting and Pylades Drunk scene (Enjolras and Grantaire’s death). I hope you enjoy!
I can’t hear the people sing
All of my dreams have turned to ash
Now all my dear friends have gone from me
And my fate will come at last-
SOLDIERS: (soldier 1 sings lines 1 and 4, solder 2 sings line 2, solder 3 sings line 3)
I know this man!- He shot the artillery-guard.
He is insane!- The cause of all of this blood.
He is in charge!- So if we kill him, we’ll win.
Get ready, men, you fire on my command.
Yes, shoot me now, I do not care, I wait for death-
Stop! (all freeze except for Enjolras and Grantaire)
Hold your fire, I beg of you
For I am one of them
These brave, passionate men
And I will gladly die with him - if he shall will it so
Oh, the people will sing
For our deaths here will bring
A change that makes tomorrow come
Oh God, Grantaire, you fool, have you no fear?
They’re going to kill us - you should flee from here!
It will be fine, I’m unafraid.
I’m with you - I am saved.
So don’t you fret, m. Enjolras
You won’t feel any pain
The shots fall soft as rain
They will not hurt us now
(to the soldiers) I beg - finish us both with one!
(to Enjolras again) And I will die with you (E: And I will die with you…)
If you permit me to (E:(taking Grantaire’s hand)Yes, I permit you to…)
And I’ll see you again- (E: Grantaire, I-)
(The report sounds. Blackout.)
I WANT TO BUILD A BARRICADE AND SING ‘DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING’ BECAUSE I’M BORED AS FUCK. WHO’S WITH ME?!
LETS DO IT!!!!!!
MY PLACE IS HERE! I FIGHT WITH…
Have you asked of yourselves what’s the price you might pay?
Is it simply a game for bored young boys to play?