I will always fondly remember the hours spent in AD Hope building, poring over Latin grammar constructions or talking to Lysias in my head about his olive tree case. Along with those memories, more importantly, I have the skills of text analysis and language interpretation which have served me as an actor. People may question why bother studying these so-called “dead languages”, but they are alive in the AD Hope building. Learning to do that in AD Hope taught me how to do it with any text, for any audition or part. I work with other people’s words every day and many contemporary writers lack the life and passion of Virgil and Homer. My time at ANU encouraged me to keep working with the greatest wordsmiths and that took me to London and the Central School of Speech and Drama, which led me to working at Shakespeare’s Globe.