Miss Portman and Mr. bale are both fine actors—the latter is great, even.
With his anachronistic attitude toward the biblical story, bale is just following the lead of his director.
Like bale, Hawkes is dark and pale, thin and trembling, with deep circles under his eyes.
bale had no experience in musical theater when he was cast as Jack Kelly.
According to bale, Moses was “one of the most barbaric individuals that I ever read about in my life.”
Jaune and Brown, hidden by a bale of hay, were within five feet of him.
And Abraham looked up from a bale of silk which he was packing.
In bale's view wealth is a necessary accompaniment of distinction.
He does no more when he promises to deliver a bale of cotton.
Before him was a gentleman who sat on a bale of hay, and he seemed to have a bandage on his foot.
"large bundle or package," early 14c., from Old French bale "rolled-up bundle," from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German balla "ball"), from Proto-Germanic *ball-, from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, swell" (see bole).
"bond money," late 15c., a sense that apparently developed from that of "temporary release from jail" (into the custody of another, who gives security), recorded from early 15c. That evolved from earlier meaning "captivity, custody" (early 14c.). From Old French baillier "to control, to guard, deliver" (12c.), from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden," from bajulus "porter," of unknown origin. In late 18c. criminal slang, to give leg bail meant "to run away."
"horizontal piece of wood in a cricket wicket," c.1742, originally "any cross bar" (1570s), probably identical with Middle French bail "horizontal piece of wood affixed on two stakes," and with English bail "palisade wall, outer wall of a castle" (see bailey).
"to dip water out of," 1610s, from baile (n.) "small wooden bucket" (mid-14c.), from nautical Old French baille "bucket, pail," from Medieval Latin *bajula (aquae), literally "porter of water," from Latin bajulare "to bear a burden" (see bail (n.1)). To bail out "leave suddenly" (intransitive) is recorded from 1930, originally of airplane pilots. Related: Bailed; bailing.
"to procure someone's release from prison" (by posting bail), 1580s, from bail (n.1); usually with out. Related: Bailed; bailing.