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Meryl Streep Like You've Never Seen Her Before

Take an acid trip down the rabbit hole with 1981's Alice at the Palace.

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In 1981, Meryl Streep starred in a stage production of Alice at the Palace — Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland — that was filmed for posterity (and, likely, to prove that this insanity did once actually happen).

In bringing 7-and-a-half year-old Alice to life, the future 18-time Oscar nominee found her wildest role ever. No, seriously. This thing is batshit crazy from start to finish.

As The King said in Alice in Wonderland, "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop." But trust me, this movie is so insane, you may never be able to see Meryl Streep the same way ever again.

But — twist! — it was all a dream. Or was it? No, seriously, I'm asking because I have no idea what the hell just happened.

Alice at the Palace is available on Netflix.