The Impossible Dream.

Back in the day (that day being the early 80s) when I was auditioning, I used "The Impossible Dream" as my musical number and Cromwell's inquiry from "A Man For All Seasons"* as my dramatic piece. The problem was that I never had the nads to audition and ended up with an unrequited theatrical career. I did some bit roles for the Bramalea Little Theatre in the 90s (a crappy melodrama where I played a KKK guy and I was Antonio in "Much Ado About Nothing".

Regardless, I still have a soft part in my heart for "The Impossible Dream." Too bad, I can't find it at any local Karaoke joints, I'd love to take another crack at it. That being said, here is ドン・キホーテ (Don Quixote) as an anime. I hope you enjoy it.

*CROMWELL But, Gentlemen of the jury, there are many kinds of silence. Consider first the silence of a man when he is dead. Let us say we go into the room where he is lying; and let us say it is in the dead of night-there's nothing like darkness for sharpening the ear; and we listen. What do we hear? Silence. What does it betoken, this silence? Nothing. This is silence, pure and simple. But consider another case. Suppose I were to draw a dagger from my sleeve and make to kill the prisoner with it, and suppose their lordships there, instead of crying out for me to stop or crying out for help to stop me, maintained their silence. That would betoken! It would betoken a willingness that 1 should do it, and under the law they would be guilty with me. So silence can, according to circumstances, speak. Consider, now, the circumstances of the prisoner's silence. The oath was put to good and faithful subjects up and down the country and they had declared His Grace's title to be just and good. And when it came to the prisoner he refused. He calls this silence. Yet is there a man in this court, is there a man in this country, who does not know Sir Thomas More's opinion of the King's title? Of course not! But how can that be? Because this silence betokened-nay, this silence was not silence at all but most eloquent denial.

Come to think of it, I should take another crack at this speech someday as well.

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