ByLola, writer at
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.

I think Aldous Huxley was very right about words in his book 'Brave New World.' Words are the most powerful thing and most eternal, too. This post is my attempt to see how the personal letters and poetry of Great People are able to convey the emotions and feelings of their authors, regardless of the time when they were written. I chose 10 beautiful pieces performed by famous actors of our time.

Sonnet 18

Written by William Shakespeare | Performed by Tom Hiddleston

My Dear Bessie

Written by Simon Garfield | Performed by Louise Brealey

And Now You're Mine

Written by Pablo Neruda | Performed by Julia Roberts & Andy Garcia

Alan Turing to Norman Routledge

Written by Alan Turing | Performed by Benedict Cumberbatch

The Soldier

Written by Rupert Brooke | Performed by Sophie Okonedo

The Caretaker

Written by Harold Pinter | Performed by Colin Firth

My Boy Jack

Written by Rudyard Kipling | Performed by Ralph Fiennes

If You Forget Me

Written by Pablo Neruda | Performed by Madonna

Luchai & Letter to Agnes DeMille

Written by Wang Wei and Martha Graham | Performed by Meryl Streep

Tonight I Can Write The Saddest Lines

Written by Pablo Neruda | Performed by Andy Garcia


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