segunda-feira, 23 de abril de 2012

Shakespeare Day - hoje

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Claro que sei que hoje é Dia Mundial do Livro. À falta de uma parceria que me permita oferecer a alguém um mundo dentro de um livro, escolho lembrar que é também Shakespeare Day, dia do 448º aniversário da morte de um dos maiores escritores de todos os tempos.
Apetecia-me deixar-vos aqui Hamlet, completo, e que divertido isso seria, hem? Como ainda não perdi o juízo, deixo apenas o famoso excerto de As You Like It (1600), "All the world's a stage", e alguns links para obter peças do autor online.

Conheçamos então os sete papéis do homem na peça da vida, correspondentes às suas sete idades. 
All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages
. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then
the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then
the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then
a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then
the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The
sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound.
Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history
second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.

Alguns links para as suas peças online:
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ 
shakespeare online - http://www.shakespeare-online.com/
No Fear Shakespeare - http://nfs.sparknotes.com//

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