the day before the shit storm..

we went to Shakespeare's play
in english
by the castle from 8 to 11 p.m.

I loved
loved it..

The actors were suited so well for the roles (just one slight critique, CLOTEN and POSTHUMUS LEONATUS were played by the same person.)


Postumus and Imogen by John Faed
Posthumus, a man of low birth but exceeding personal merit, has secretly married his childhood friend Imogen, daughter of King Cymbeline. Cymbeline, upon finding out, banishes Posthumus from the kingdom. His faithful servant Pisanio, however, remains.
Jachimo, a soldier in the Roman army, makes a bet with Posthumus that he can tempt Imogen to commit adultery. Jachimo sneaks into her bedchamber and examines her while she sleeps, stealing a bracelet. Then he tells Posthumus he has won the bet, offering the bracelet as proof, along with details of Imogen's bedchamber and naked body. Posthumus orders his faithful servant Pisanio to murder the falsely besmirched Imogen. Pisanio warns her instead, then helps her fake her death, and to disguise herself as a boy. He sends her to Milford Haven on the West Coast of Britain. There she befriends "Polydore" and "Cadwell" who, unbeknownst to her, are really Guiderius and Arviragus, her own brothers.
Twenty years before the action of the play, two British noblemen swore false oaths charging that Belarius had conspired with the ancient Romans, which led Cymbeline to banish him. Belarius kidnapped Cymbeline's young sons in retaliation, to hinder him from having heirs to the throne. The sons were raised by the nurse Euriphile, whom they called mother and took her for such.
At the play's resolution, virtually the entire cast comes forth one at a time to add a piece to the puzzle. Cornelius, the court doctor, arrives to dazzle everyone with news that the Queen, Imogen's stepmother, is dead, reporting that with her last breath she confessed her wicked deeds: she never loved old Cymbeline, she unsuccessfully attempted to have Imogen poisoned by Pisanio (without Pisanio's knowledge), and she was ambitious to poison Cymbeline so Cloten, her own son, could assume the throne.
Cymbeline concludes with an oration to the gods, declares peace and friendship between Britain and Rome, and great feasting in Lud's Town (London), concluding "Never was a war did cease, / Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace."
from Wikipedia

the sad thing was- mon cheri was as far away from enjoying the play as one can be..
firstly english was a little confusing for him, (well, Shakespeare is not the easiest one to understand..)
nonetheless he had never regretted to have come..
i dont think that i can ask for more from him at this stage, he is obviously not interested in 'cultural' education as it is, BUT and thats a big BUT, we already managed not only to go to musical (Chicago), but also to a violin concert in Praha and now Shakespeare...
not that bad,ah?

@музыка: rubbish

@настроение: low

@темы: Family life (zhizn semeynaya), Simple pleasures

2009-06-20 в 22:47 

очень трудно читать тёмный текст на тёмном фоне, местами невозможно.....

2009-06-21 в 14:56 

temniy text na temnom fone?
u menya vrode vse tot zhe rozoviy fon,net?

2009-06-21 в 15:09 

У меня на фоне фото...
Не знаю, почему так, но розового фона нет...

2009-06-21 в 20:43 

tak...u menyavse rozovoe...
polezla v nastroiki...


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