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Offline Brian

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Re: Shakespeare
« Reply #280 on: November 09, 2016, 11:44:22 AM »
“Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;
Filths savour but themselves...”

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« Reply #281 on: November 09, 2016, 03:01:22 PM »
“Wisdom and goodness to the vile seem vile;
Filths savour but themselves...”

Very apropos.
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Re: Shakespeare
« Reply #282 on: January 11, 2017, 03:07:20 PM »
I finally got to see The Tempest (albeit via live broadcast to a cinema) and it was worth the wait. While a positive fuss was made in the press about the real-time motion capture and effects provided by Intel and Imaginarium, the performance by Simon Russell Beale as Prospero still came through with depth and sensitivity. Good stuff.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/the-tempest/about-the-play

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Re: Shakespeare
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Re: Shakespeare
« Reply #284 on: June 19, 2017, 05:54:56 AM »
it is a coherent whole, but not in my opinion a very nuanced one: basically Timon spends the first half of the play as a total altruist; then he becomes disillusioned by his “friends” and turns into a total misanthrope.

Although that can be argued to be the whole point of the play. At least Apemantus explicitly calls Timon out for his jumping from one extremity to another:

"The middle of humanity thou never knewest, but the
extremity of both ends: when thou wast in thy gilt
and thy perfume, they mocked thee for too much
curiosity; in thy rags thou knowest none, but art
despised for the contrary."


Thus the play could be seen as a study of unpleasant consequences of extremist views in general.
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