2016年4月28日 星期四

Whispers of Immortality by T. S. Eliot 與 Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press

Whispers of Immortality (category Poetry by T. S. Eliot)
modern Russian woman Grishkin whose “friendly bust/ Gives promise of pneumatic bliss”(l.19-20). In the following two stanzas, Grishkin is compared to the

"Whispers of Immortality" by T. S. Eliot
WEBSTER was much possessed by death
And saw the skull beneath the skin;
And breastless creatures under ground 
Leaned backward with a lipless grin.
Daffodil bulbs instead of balls
Stared from the sockets of the eyes!
He knew that thought clings round dead limbs
Tightening its lusts and luxuries.
Donne, I suppose, was such another
Who found no substitute for sense;
To seize and clutch and penetrate,
Expert beyond experience,
He knew the anguish of the marrow
The ague of the skeleton;
No contact possible to flesh
Allayed the fever of the bone.
. . . . . . . .
Grishkin is nice: her Russian eye
Is underlined for emphasis;
Uncorseted, her friendly bust
Gives promise of pneumatic bliss.
The couched Brazilian jaguar
Compels the scampering marmoset
With subtle effluence of cat;
Grishkin has a maisonette;
The sleek Brazilian jaguar
Does not in its arboreal gloom
Distil so rank a feline smell
As Grishkin in a drawing-room.
And even the Abstract Entities
Circumambulate her charm;
But our lot crawls between dry ribs
To keep our metaphysics warm.

1575?-1634 or 1638?
John Webster (c. 1580 – c. 1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage.[1] His life and career overlappedWilliam Shakespeare's.

John Donne (/ˈdʌn/ dun) (22 January 1572[1] – 31 March 1631) was an English poet and acleric in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of themetaphysical poets

20世紀初某天,Leonard and Virginia Woolf在倫敦街上,看到有人在販賣可獨立出版書籍的印刷機,他倆買下,1917年成立自己的出版社 (書的裝潢自己設計;印刷自己來;收支清楚.....)
Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press
"Whispers of Immortality" is a poem by T. S. Eliot. Written sometime between 1915 and 1918, the poem was published originally in the September issue of the Little Review and first collected in June 1919 in a volume entitled Poems published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press.

【Simon管理行為】中提到S. Freud 有四處:最多是談到 organizational identification部分。
{無意識}( The Unconscious)的出自S. Freud的【文集】(The Collected Papers),1925年,London: L and V WOOLF出版社。
奇怪的是,出版社的名稱非The Hogarth Press.....

2016年4月24日 星期日

“The play’s the thing”. Still got it – why Shakespeare lives on from Warsaw to Vegas

The Economist 新增了 4 張相片
“The play’s the thing”. Since William Shakespeare’s death on April 23rd 1616, hundreds of thousands of adaptations of his works have been staged across the world. Over 400 film adaptations have been made, and IMDB lists Shakespeare as having writing credit on 1,140 films—making him the most filmed author of all time

Guardian culture
As celebrations kick off around the world we look at why William Shakespeare's plays are still staged 400 years after his death

As celebrations kick off around the world – including an immersive Romeo…

2016年4月23日 星期六

POEMS By Will Shakespear. "Shakespeare and Modern Culture" ; Shakespeare's complex—and often contradictory—views of the Islamic world

Yale University Library

Happy birthday to William Shakespeare! Although his exact birthdate is unknown, many scholars believe he was born on April 23. Today also marks the 400th anniversary of his death, and many celebrations will occur around the world to honor the playwright and his work. You can find this 1640 edition of Shakespeare’s poems and other resources at the Beinecke Library!http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/

Over the course of Shakespeare's career, the myth of the bloodthirsty Muslim (found in "Titus Andronicus") is eclipsed by a more sensitive depiction in "Othello"

Shakespeare’s Muslim characters in “Titus Adronicus”, “The Merchant of…

Today we commemorate William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death...
"Shakespeare makes modern culture and modern culture makes Shakespeare."
--from "Shakespeare and Modern Culture" by Marjorie Garber
Shakespeare has determined many of the ideas that we think of as "naturally" true: ideas about human character, individuality and selfhood, government, leadership, love and jealousy, men and women, youth and age. Marjorie Garber delves into ten plays to explore the interrelationships between Shakespeare and contemporary culture, from James Joyce's Ulysses to George W. Bush's reading list. From the persistence of difference in Othello to the matter of character in Hamlet to the untimeliness of youth in Romeo and Juliet, Garber discusses how these ideas have been re-imagined in modern fiction, theater, film, and the news, and in the literature of psychology, sociology, political theory, business, medicine, and law. Shakespeare and Modern Culture is a brilliant recasting of our own mental and emotional landscape as refracted through the prism of the protean Shakespeare. READ an excerpt here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/…/57929/shakespeare-and-modern-c…/

BBC Shakespearel; OWC podcast; Living with Shakespeare

Vintage Books & Anchor BooksWilliam Shakespeare 都分享了 1 條連結


Vintage Books & Anchor Books

"To die, to sleep--
To sleep, perchance to dream."
-- William Shakespeare

Oxford World's Classics

Is Falstaff Shakespeare's greatest dramatic creation? Find out more about Shakespeare's history plays with our latest OWC podcast.

William Shakespeare: Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 - OWC podcast


BBC Shakespeare

David Tennant and Catherine Tate introduce Shakespeare Live! from the RSC on BBC Two and perform The Seven Ages of Man.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate perform The Seven Ages of Man from As You Like It, Shakespeare...


Shakespeare’s histories; Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare

Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare
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First edition
AuthorIsaac Asimov
IllustratorRafael Palacios
CountryUnited States
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)

Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, by Isaac Asimov, vols I and II (1970), ISBN 978-0-517-26825-4; Maps by the artist Rafael Palacios.
This work gives a short guide to every Shakespeare play, and also his two epic poems. Asimov organizes the plays as follows:
  • Greek
  • Roman
  • Italian
  • The English Plays

Everyman's Library
English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, died 400 years ago in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England on this day in 1616 (aged 52).
"Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York;
And all the clouds that loured upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths,
Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings,
Our dreadful marches to delightful measures."
--Richard from "The Tragedy of King Richard the third" (Act I, Scene I)
Shakespeare’s histories—containing within their crowded tableaux all of the tragedies, confusions, and beauties of human life—are not only drama of the highest order. They also serve as windows through which generations have made themselves familiar with crucial episodes in English history. For an Elizabethan England that had already emerged onto the stage of world power and was hungry to understand the sources and nature of its identity, Shakespeare provided a grandeur born of the transforming power of his art. This volume contains Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3; Richard III; and King John. The texts, authoritatively edited by Sylvan Barnet, are supplemented with textual notes, bibliographies, a detailed chronology of Shakespeare’s life and times, and a substantial introduction in which Tony Tanner discusses each play individually and in the context of Shakespeare’s work. MORE here:

Celebrating William Shakespeare. Shakespeare’s First Folio

Celebrating William Shakespeare

Genius. There are many examples throughout human history, but today we celebrate one particularly brilliant one: William Shakespeare — writer, playwright, and one of the most eloquent voices of all time. Today, we celebrate his life and work.

A creative tour de force, Shakespeare officially wrote 38 plays in his 52 years, performing most of them at The Globe Theatre in London. Over the past four centuries, Shakespeare's poems, plays and other works have taken on a life of their own on stage, screen, and page. You can explore some of his works and those he has has inspired in the Shakespeare gallery of the Google Cultural Institute.

Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio. Wikipedia

Originally published: 1623

Author: William Shakespeare

Page count: 630

Genre: English Renaissance theatre

Cover artist: Martin Droeshout

Publishers: Edward Blount, William Shakespeare,William Jaggard

The British LibraryGilbert Akham

William Shakespeare died ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1616. Popularly known as Shakespeare’s First Folio, this book was put together after Shakespeare’s death by his friends and colleagues John Heminges and Henry Condell. Without it, 18 of Shakespeare’s plays (including The Tempest and Macbeth) might never have survived.

On the title page you can see the famous portrait of Shakespeare by Martin Droeshout. Although the engraving was made after Shakespeare’s death, his friend Ben Jonson stated that it was a true likeness. http://bit.ly/26loTZg ‪#‎Shakespeare400‬

This rare edition of the First Folio can also be seen in Shakespeare in Ten Acts: http://bit.ly/1prXseA

2016年4月21日 星期四

Prince Charles reads Shakespeare passage in BBC radio broadcast on Queen's 90th birthday

Prince Charles read an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII which includes the lines: "She shall be, to the happiness of England, an aged princess; many days shall see her, and yet no day without a deed to crown it."


SCENE V. The palace.

life, long, and ever happy, to the high and mighty princess of England, Elizabeth! Flourish. Enter KING ... She shall be loved and fear'd: her own shall bless herHer foes shake like ... She shall be, to the happiness of England, An aged princessmany days shall see her, And yet no day without a deed to crown it. Would I had ...

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A passage from William Shakespeare's Henry VIII has been recorded by the Prince of Wales ...

2016年4月19日 星期二

"She Walks In Beauty" by George Gordon Byron,


"She Walks In Beauty" by George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron, who died on this day in 1824 (aged 36).
She walks in Beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which Heaven to gaudy day denies.
One shade the more, one ray the less,
Had half impaired the nameless grace
Which waves in every raven tress,
Or softly lightens o'er her face;
Where thoughts serenely sweet express,
How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.
And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
But tell of days in goodness spent,
A mind at peace with all below,
A heart whose love is innocent!

2016年4月18日 星期一

Chimes at Midnight; Orson Wells on Falstaff

Orson Wells on Falstaff

Published on Jan 6, 2013
Orson Wells being interviewed by the BBC - here talking about Falstaff.
The Detroit Film Theatre presents Orson Welles’ "Chimes at Midnight" this weekend. A favorite among Welles' own work, the film is a glorious masterpiece that draws upon episodes and events from four of Shakespeare’s plays. While filmed with the usual budgetary challenges that dogged Welles throughout his career, the performances, imagery and sheer lyrical energy of "Chimes at Midnight" combine to overcome every obstacle triumphantly, including one of the greatest battle scenes ever filmed.
View showtimes and purchase tickets at dia.org/dft.

Chimes at Midnight

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Chimes at Midnight
U.S. theatrical release poster
Directed byOrson Welles
Produced by
Written byOrson Welles
Based on
Narrated byRalph Richardson
Music byAngelo Francesco Lavagnino
CinematographyEdmond Richard
Edited byFritz Muller
Internacional Films Esrolano
Distributed by
Release dates
  • 22 December 1965 (Spain)
  • 8 May 1966 (France)
  • 17 March 1967 (USA)
Running time
119 minutes
Box office516,762 admissions (France)[1]
Chimes at Midnight (UK release: Falstaff (Chimes at Midnight), Spanish release:Campanadas a medianoche), is a 1966 English language Spanish-Swiss co-produced[2]film directed by and starring Orson Welles. The film's plot centres on William Shakespeare's recurring character Sir John Falstaff and the father-son relationship he has with Prince Hal, who must choose between loyalty to Falstaff or to his father, King Henry IV.
Welles said that the core of the film's story was "the betrayal of friendship." It stars Welles as Falstaff, Keith Baxter as Prince HalJohn Gielgud as Henry IVJeanne Moreau as Doll Tearsheet and Margaret Rutherford as Mistress Quickly. The script contains text from five of Shakespeare's plays; primarily Henry IV, Part 1 and Henry IV, Part 2, but also Richard II,Henry V, and uses some dialogue from The Merry Wives of WindsorRalph Richardson's narration is taken from the works of chronicler Raphael Holinshed.
Welles had previously produced a Broadway stage adaptation of nine Shakespeare plays called Five Kings in 1939. In 1960, he revived this project in Ireland as Chimes at Midnight, which was his final on-stage performance. Neither of these plays was successful, but Welles considered portraying Falstaff to be his life's ambition and turned the project into a film. Throughout its production, Welles struggled to find financing and at one point, to get money, he lied to producer Emiliano Piedra about intending to make a version of Treasure Island. Welles shot Chimes at Midnight throughout Spain between 1964 and 1965, and premiered it at the 1966 Cannes Film Festival, where it won two awards.
Initially dismissed by most film critics, Chimes at Midnight is now regarded as one of Welles' highest achievements, and Welles himself called it his best work. Welles felt a strong connection to the character of Falstaff and called him "Shakespeare's greatest creation". Some film scholars and Welles's collaborators have made comparisons between Falstaff and Welles, while others see a resemblance between Falstaff and Welles's father. Disputes over the ownership of Chimes at Midnight made it difficult to view the film legally until recently. It was released in the UK on DVD and Blu-ray in 2015. A new restoration byJanus Films and The Criterion Collection will screen at the Film Forum in New York January 1–12, 2016. The film will see an eventual release by the Criterion Collection.