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The Elder Statesman

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Hardcover, 134 pages
Published December 1st 1959 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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abdel3aziz22
Mar 18, 2014 abdel3aziz22 rated it liked it
Shelves: مكتبتى
للاسف قرأت النسخة المترجمة
لا يعيبها شئ
الا ان المترجم حرق المسرحية
في المقدمه
Reda Shokr
إن الموت ليهون في سبيل معرفة معنى الحياة .. ت.س.إليوت

مسرحية مباشرة في جمال وضاح كفكرتها. تقوم المسرحية على فكرة رجوع الماضي وأثره على الحاضر وحياة الإنسان في كل شيء. أشعر أنّ الفكرة تؤيد رأيي المتواضع أنّ الماضي لا يفنى ويستحدث من العدم.

مسرحية قصيرة ولكنها جميلة في كل المقايس وجاءت الترجمة موفقة جدااااااااااااااااا
بسام عبد العزيز
في السياسي العجوز لدينا عضو برلمان متعاقد يطارده ماضيه ليدفع وهو في خريف العمر ثمن الأخطاء التي ارتكبها و هو في مقتبل العمر..

المسرحية بسيطة و غاية في المباشرة .. الفكرة الأساسية لا تحتاج إلى أي تفسير.. السياسي الذي استيقظ ضميره عندما يجد أن ماضيه قد يدفع ثمنه ابنه الوحيد فإنه يحاول بكل قوة الدقاع عن أسرته و حياته..
هل كانت صحوة ضمير حقيقية؟ أم أن العجوز كان فقط يقوم بعمل "ما يجب عليه القيام به" دون أن يكون من داخله يشعر بالندم الحقيقي؟
بالرغم من محاولة المترجم في بداية المسرحية التأكيد على فكرة ا
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Matt Ambs
Eliot examines the public and private self, as well as nomenclature, being and authority. Claverton fears becoming a ghost, remembered only in political exequies, fading slowly from the public image. In the midst of this, a formerly anathema politician, Gomez, visits Claverton under an assumed identity, speaking of his tribulations in Gaol, his exorbitant politics, and the corrupt public self which he has inherited from his comrade and former benefactor (Claverton). Claverton, troubled by his pa ...more
Ahmed Osama
Jan 04, 2016 Ahmed Osama rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
برغم ان المسرحية مباشرة وبتتكلم عن الاخطاء اللى بترتكبها فى شبابك فى الماضى وتفتكر انك ممكن نسيتها الا انها بترجع مرة تانية وممكن تسبب لك الندم لو مقدرتش تواجهها وتعترف بيها وتتصالح مع نفسك الا انها نالت اعجابى باسلوب الكاتب المميز وببعض الجمل الفريدة المعنى ... اسوا ما فى العمل هو المترجم اللى حرق الرواية فى المقدمة .. عشان كدة لو جبت الكتاب ده فيستحسن متقراش المقدمة الا بعد ما تخلص المسرحية
Ahmed
Jul 20, 2016 Ahmed rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: drama
تتمثل هذه المسرحية البسيطة والمباشر في عرضها لمشكلة الماضي وأشباحه، وتأثيرها على الحاضر.
سبب الماضي للورد مشكلات كثيرة مما دعاه إلي الضغط على أولاده وتحديد مصيرهم لكي يهرب فيهم عن ماضية، محاولاته للتخلص من الشخص القديم الذي بداخله الذي أقترف الأخطاء أثناء شبابه والتمثل في شخص مهيب للهروب ولاخفاء ماضيه عن من حوله. فهو يريد الهروب من ماضيه ولا يستطيع، ولا يكون له خيار بديل عن مصالحة نفسه والاعتراف بما أقترف من أخطاء عندها فقط يمكن أن تنجلى عنه الهموم، ويستطيع أن يكون إنسان طبيعي متصالحا مع نفسه وم
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Tamer
Nov 30, 2014 Tamer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
تتحدث المسرحية باختصار عن سياسي عجوز يرغب فى قضاء ايامه الاخيرة فى هدوء ولكن تظهر فى حياته شخصيتين من ماضيه وشبابه اثناء طيشه فى ذلك الوقوت ويستغلا ابن السياسي من اجل الانتقام منه
وتنتهى المسرحية بتصالح السياسي مع نفسه واستسلامه للامر الواقع
مسرحية قصيرة وجيدة تتناول فكرة ظهور الماضى وتاثيره على الحاضر
Danny Daley
Dec 21, 2015 Danny Daley rated it liked it
Eliot's final play is an interesting study in family dynamics, ambition, regret, redemption, and individuality. The play is short, the characters are interesting; not quite as dynamic or powerful as Eliot's earliest plays, but a play worth spending an afternoon reading.
Giorgi Komakhidze
Mar 04, 2015 Giorgi Komakhidze rated it really liked it
Shelves: american, plays
What is this self inside us, this silent observer
Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorise us
And urge us on to futile activity
And in the end, judge us still more severely
For the Errors into which his own reproaches drove us?
Awfa Bostani
Jan 23, 2015 Awfa Bostani rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
إن الموت ليهون في سبيل معرفة معنى الحياة .. ت.س.إليوت
Steve
Nov 11, 2015 Steve rated it it was amazing
Really good play
Marty
Dec 20, 2007 Marty rated it liked it
First off I am a big fan of Eliot. However, I haven't read too many plays. In general it is a pretty simple, short story but interesting. And though short, every line is well written. Despite it's title, this story would apply to anyone: we have all tried to mask mistakes in past judgment but those ghosts often come back to haunt us. Sometimes by shielding these experiences we don't simply become a new person with a new identity; rather we have no identity at all because we do not let people in.
Tom Romig
May 06, 2013 Tom Romig rated it liked it
Yes, it's dated, but it's T.S. Eliot, so worth reading just for that. Though a very seldom performed play, it just happens it's on right now in DC at the Washington Stage Guild, closing in two weeks. If I do see it, it will be more for academic than dramatic reasons.
Suzie
Jul 31, 2012 Suzie rated it liked it
Shelves: plays
Acted in it.
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Thomas Stearns Eliot was a poet, dramatist and literary critic. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948 "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry." He wrote the poems The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, The Waste Land, The Hollow Men, Ash Wednesday, and Four Quartets; the plays Murder in the Cathedral and The Cocktail Party; and the essay Tradition and the Individ ...more
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“What is this self inside us, this silent observer,
Severe and speechless critic, who can terrorize us
And urge us to futile activity,
And in the end, Judge us still more severely,
For the errors into which his own reproaches drove us?”
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