Enter three Witches

SCENE I. A desert place. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches

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First Witch

When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch

When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.

Third Witch

That will be ere the set of sun.

First Witch

Where the place?

Second Witch

Upon the heath.

Third Witch

There to meet with Macbeth.

First Witch

I come, Graymalkin!

Second Witch

Paddock calls.

Third Witch

Anon.

ALL

Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.

Exeunt

William Shakespeare – The Tragedy of Macbeth Act 1, Scene 1
[Alexandre-Marie Colin. The Three Witches from “Macbeth,” 1827]
Macbeth. Opening scenes from five adaptations YouTube

the death of Falstaff

HOSTESS:
He’s in Arthur’s bosom, if ever man went to Arthur’s bosom. He made a finer end, and went away an it had been any christom child. He parted ev’n just between twelve and one, ev’n at the turning o’ th’ tide; for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his finger’s end, I knew there was but one way, for his nose was as sharp as a pen, and he told of green fields. “How now, Sir John?” quoth I. “What, man, be o’ good cheer!” So he cried out “God, God, God!” three or four times. Now I, to comfort him, bid him he should not think of God. I hoped there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet. So he bade me lay more clothes on his feet. I put my hand into the bed and felt them, and they were as cold as any stone. Then I felt to his knees, and so upward and upward, and all was as cold as any stone.

Henry V (Act 2 Scene 3), William Shakespeare

Βασιλιάς Ληρ με τον Τόνι

Ο Τόνι κάνει δικό του το ρόλο, και το κάνει παρέα με φανταστικούς ηθοποιούς και υπό τη μαεστρία του Richard Eyre που υπέγραψε και την επίσης definitive εκδοχή της Henriad με τη σειρά “The Hollow Crown“.
Συγκλονιστικό θέαμα, ακόμα και μετά την 6η θέαση, και αντίθετα με την ταινία “Weekend at Bernie’s II” σε κάνει να σκέφτεσαι μετά…

[πηγή: youtube KING LEAR Official Trailer (2018) Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Amazon Studios, BBC Movie]

King Lear (Anthony Hopkins): Is there any cause in nature that makes these hard hearts?

King Lear (Anthony Hopkins):
Thou must be patient. We came crying hither.
Thou know’st the first time that we smell the air
We wawl and cry.
I will preach to thee. Mark me.
When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools.

Come away, death

Song: “Come away, come away, death
By William Shakespeare

(from Twelfth Night)

Come away, come away, death,
And in sad cypress let me be laid.
Fly away, fly away, breath;
I am slain by a fair cruel maid.
My shroud of white, stuck all with yew,
O, prepare it!
My part of death, no one so true
Did share it.

Not a flower, not a flower sweet,
On my black coffin let there be strown.
Not a friend, not a friend greet
My poor corpse, where my bones shall be thrown.
A thousand thousand sighs to save,
Lay me, O, where
Sad true lover never find my grave,
To weep there!

Sonnet 20

A woman’s face, with nature’s own hand painted,
Hast thou, the master-mistress of my passion;
A woman’s gentle heart, but not acquainted
With shifting change, as is false women’s fashion;
An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,
Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;
A man in hue, all hues in his controlling,
Which steals men’s eyes and women’s souls amazeth.
And for a woman wert thou first created,
Till nature as she wrought thee fell a-doting,
And by addition me of thee defeated,
By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.
But since she pricked thee out for women’s pleasure,
Mine be thy love, and thy love’s use their treasure.

William Shakespeare – Sonnet 20 (sparknotes)

Ian McKellan jamming This Sonnet with Fleshtones on Warhol’s show – YouTube

 

I do, I will.

FALSTAFF
But to say I know more harm in him than in myself were to say more than I know. That he is old, the more the pity; his white hairs do witness it. But that he is, saving your reverence, a whoremaster, that I utterly deny. If sack and sugar be a fault, God help the wicked. If to be old and merry be a sin, then many an old host that I know is damned. If to be fat be to be hated, then Pharaoh’s lean kine are to be loved. No, my good lord, banish Peto, banish Bardolph, banish Poins, but for sweet Jack Falstaff, kind Jack Falstaff, true Jack Falstaff, valiant Jack Falstaff, and therefore more valiant being, as he is old Jack Falstaff, banish not him thy Harry’s company, banish not him thy Harry’s company. Banish plump Jack, and banish all the world.

PRINCE HENRY
I do, I will.

Shakespeare, Henry IV Part 1 Act 2, Scene 4

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William Shakespeare
Henry VI, part 3 | Act 3, Scene 2
SCENE II. London. The palace.

GLOUCESTER


I’ll make my heaven to dream upon the crown,
And, whiles I live, to account this world but hell,
Until my mis-shaped trunk that bears this head
Be round impaled with a glorious crown.
And yet I know not how to get the crown,
For many lives stand between me and home:
And I,–like one lost in a thorny wood,
That rends the thorns and is rent with the thorns,
Seeking a way and straying from the way;
Not knowing how to find the open air,
But toiling desperately to find it out,–
Torment myself to catch the English crown:
And from that torment I will free myself,
Or hew my way out with a bloody axe.
Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry ‘Content’ to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
I’ll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall;
I’ll slay more gazers than the basilisk;
I’ll play the orator as well as Nestor,
Deceive more slily than Ulysses could,
And, like a Sinon, take another Troy.
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,
And set the murderous Machiavel to school.
Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?
Tut, were it farther off, I’ll pluck it down.

Exit

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Richard III (Duke of Gloucester) by Will Shakes

I’ll make my heaven to dream upon the crown,
And, whiles I live, to account this world but hell,
Until my mis-shaped trunk that bears this head
Be round impaled with a glorious crown.
And yet I know not how to get the crown,
For many lives stand between me and home:
And I,—like one lost in a thorny wood,
That rends the thorns and is rent with the thorns,
Seeking a way and straying from the way;
Not knowing how to find the open air,
But toiling desperately to find it out,—
Torment myself to catch the English crown:
And from that torment I will free myself,
Or hew my way out with a bloody axe.
Why, I can smile, and murder whiles I smile,
And cry ‘Content’ to that which grieves my heart,
And wet my cheeks with artificial tears,
And frame my face to all occasions.
[…]
I can add colours to the chameleon,
Change shapes with Proteus for advantages,
And set the murderous Machiavel to school.
Can I do this, and cannot get a crown?
Tut, were it farther off, I’ll pluck it down.

[πηγή: youtube Ralph Fiennes plays Richard III: ‘I can add colours to the chameleon’ | Guardian Culture]

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King Lear

Through tatter’d clothes small vices do appear;
Robes and furr’d gowns hide all. Plate sin with gold,
And the strong lance of justice hurtless breaks:
Arm it in rags, a pigmy’s straw does pierce it.
[…]
we came crying hither:
Thou know’st, the first time that we smell the air,
We wawl and cry. I will preach to thee: mark.
[…]
When we are born, we cry that we are come
To this great stage of fools…

[πηγή: youtube King Lear Trailer: The Complete Walk | ShakespearesGlobe]

by William Shakespeare, performed by Kenneth Cranham