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Preview — Ein Sommernachtstraum / A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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Ein Sommernachtstraum / A Midsummer Night's Dream
Wie meisterhaft sind seine Dramen aufgebaut -- Wie perfekt deutet jede Exposition das Geschehen der folgenden Akte an! Wie wundervoll die Sprache, die Bilder. Die Werke dieses genialsten aller Dichter sind einfac...more
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Practically speaking, I read about one act (there are five acts) every Saturday morning for five weeks. I found that to be a good approach. Enjoy!(less)
DEMETRIUS: I love Hermia!
LYSANDER: Shut up, I love her MORE. Anyway, you already hooked up with Helena.
HERMIA: I want to marry Lysander but I'm already engaged to Demetrius and he won't leave me alone! Two hot boys are in love with me, WHY IS MY LIFE SO HARD?
HELENA: FUCK. YOU. ALL.
TITANIA: Hey Oberon, I got a new Indian baby from one of my dead servants.
OBERON: I want that kid - hand it over, or I'll punish you with bestiality.
PUCK: Holy shi ...more
Re-reading the play this time, I kept thinking of The Magic Flute. Like Mozart's opera, Shakespeare's play may have a silly plot composed of fanciful, seemingly arbitrary elements, yet, through the power of absolute artistic mastery, the framework of what might otherwise be nothing but a second-rate masque is transformed, by Shakespeare's sublime poetry, into transformative myth.
فمن أول ابريل وانا بروايات الغابات أُجيل
وقررت ختم تجوالي بحكايات الجنيات الخرافية، برواية قوية كلاسيكية
وهل هناك اشهر من شكسبير، وحلم ليلة منتصف صيف الشهير؟
لكن اول عقبة صدمتني...أنجليزي ده يامرسي؟
ولكن جنيات جوجل ارسلتلي..موقع عظيم ساعدني
موقع نافع العلم غزير..به قسم شكسبير نو فير
لاقرا للشاعر المسرحي الجليل، بلغته الاصلية جنبا للغة هذا الجيل
لقد بهرتني المسرحية بحق كيف لم ألق لها من قبل بالا
حلم ليلة منتصف صيف ،لربما اكثر ...more
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk;
The best of life is but intoxication:
Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk
The hopes of all men and of every nation;
Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk
Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion:
But to return,—Get very drunk; and when
You wake with headache, you shall see what then.
~ Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto II, Stanza 179.
If we offend, it is with our good will.
That you should think, we come not to offend,
But with good will. To sh ...more
this was my first time reading Shakespeare on my own, and I kind of...saw that as a negative. I like discussing Shakespeare in a classroom setting, and being motivated to mark up the text and otherwise process it fully. I felt like I missed out on stuff here.
also, this play felt so short. maybe it's my edition's fault, for being 111 pages. maybe it's how abrupt the ending was (which is very). or how flat the characters were, or how there were a sh*t ton of them. ...more
Robbie Goodfellow is a wicked spirit running around having fun and pulling ridiculous pranks. He's not a serious teenage boy who is dramatic and suspenseful or mysterious or sexy.
Why do we have to turn everything into sexy these days? Why does every male character have to suddenly fit the romantic male archetype?
Why are mythological creatures becoming obsessed with teenage girls?
4 out of 5 stars to A Midsummer Night's Dream, a comedy written in 1595 by William Shakespeare. What a fun read! I first read this in high school and then again in college as part of a course on Shakespeare. Then I watched a few movie versions. It's full of so much humor and creativity. The plot is essentially the impacts of magic, as some fairy dust causes everyone to fall in love with the first person they see -- once the dust falls on them. Imagine the hilarity that ensues in a ...more
I made a plan in early 2014 to read all of Shakespeare’s plays. Not in 2014, but in the rest of my days.
Naturally this plan relied on some assumptions.
First, all plays would be treated as if I’d never yet read them (which was true for most of them).
Second, I assumed that reading one play every three months would be reasonable. There are 37 plays, hence a little over nine years. I would be 78. Seems okay.
1. What order to read the plays in?
A. Best guess as to the order they wer ...more
El enredo de los enredos, porque tener un triángulo amoroso, si puedes tener… ¿un cuadrado? ¿Un cuarteto? ¿Un rombo? Mmm algo se me ocurrirá. Es cierto lo que dicen sobre la obras de Shakespeare, son atemporales, así aun teniendo más de 400 años aprecie esta historia e incluso me saco unas cuantas risas, imaginen todos los personajes corriendo por el bosque declarando su amor eterno, y ni siquiera la hermosa reina de las hadas se ha salvado, y para escenificar lo que el mismo Shakespeare dijo
And when she weeps, weeps every little flower”
Tomorrow night, when Phoebe doth behold
Her silver visage in the watery glass,
Decking with liquid pearl the bladed grass.
So quick bright things come to confusion
Night and the ocean are the depthless things of the earth, where bright things come to confusion, become “undistinguishable, Like far-off mountains turned to clouds”. The unconscious, the sleep-world, the dream-world. Everywhere thro ...more
" لا يكفي المرء أن يتكلم، بل المهم أن يتكلم جيدًا "
واحدة من روائع شكسبير الكوميدية التي اعتمد فيها على نسيج معقد من ثلاث حبكات وثلاثة عوالم مختلفة..
يصور فيها زوجين من العشاق من أثينا، ومجموعة من العمال البسطاء من أهالي ريفها الذين يتدربون لتقديم عرضًا مسرحيًا في احتفال دوق أثينا وحبيبته بزواجهما، ويصور عالم الجن ومكله أوبيريون وملكة الجن تايتانا وخادمهم بك.
يظهر شكسبير في هذه المسرحية العواطف التي تحكم البشر كلهم حتى الجن، كالحب والغيرة والكره أحيانًا... في قالب رائع تمتزج فيه الرومانسية بالكومي ...more
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a fanciful tale, full of poetry and beautiful imagery, such as,
"I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with ...more
Which is a pretty condescending thing to say about a work of Shakespeare, right? Except it’s true! A Midsummer Night’s Dream is an aDORable piece of literature with elves and fairies and potions and magic—not something I typically go for, and a definite far cry from his more serious tragedies. In this play, a woman suffers whose love for her man lies in contrast to her father’s wishes, he having already promised his daughter’s hand to another, and if she refuses t ...more
Absolutely loved the setting, the language and the element of fantasy within the story. It was comical yet still had potential to be a tale of tragedy and I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. It keeps you on your toes and the story goes round in circles but it reached a satisfactory resolution!
For me, Shakespeare is a bit hit or miss but I really did enjoy this one!
Two of my favourite quotes, both by Robin ...more
It is a popular play to be performed and I have seen it several times but struggled with the reading. Still, it is a brilliant work by Shakespeare, and very entertaining. Like so many of his works, this one has been very influential on so many romantic comedies that have come since.
Shakespeare may have tried to recreate or even improve on the fairie ideal with Ariel from Th ...more
I forced it on 4th, 5th, and 6th graders last year. At first they were terribly confused by Shakespearean language but ultimately, they loved it.
During Bottom's soliloquy in the play-within-a play, after a half-page of ridiculous, melodrama and general wordiness, I asked the kids what he was trying to say, and one correctly deduced, "It's night. It's night. It's night. That's a wall. It's a wall. It's a wall."
My ot ...more
First up, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Written in 1595 and ...more
Τα γελάκια του τα είχε. Η πλοκή ήταν ωραιότατη. Το προτείνω ανεπιφύλακτα!
Quite a few of my Goodreads friends have rated this play, mostly at four or five stars. My three-star rating (which is rounded up from two 1/2!) marks me as a bit of a h ...more
Spring is in the air! (Well, at least here in the Netherlands, it’s gotten pretty snowy in America). But no matter the weather, this play will definitely get you into a spring-mood. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is filled with flowery prose, colorful descriptions of nature, and people of all sorts falling in love. And Puck the Fae is there to provide confusion and funny tricks, because if snow in march proves one thing, it’s that spring can be a cra ...more
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