As Antony So Cleopatra : A Drama
The last day of Antony and Cleopatra is configured in this drama. Conciliation he allows, betrayed by her. Whether any of her wishes will be granted by the Romans is carefully treated. This play has more Egyptian lore than Shakespeare's, as the choruses enlarge on myth. This historical drama maintains the classical form of tragedy in English with seven scenes of dialogue and seven choral performances. Comments on F L Light's translation of the Iliad: "It is always gratifying, it elevates the human spirit to see one our fellows...set his aim unbelievably high and incredibly hit the mark!" David Madgalene, bilingual author of "I Hear A Journeyman Singing" and many other books of verse. "Light has blended very well the traditions of Shakespeare, Homer, and the English language sonnet, without erring on the side of pretense. The language is high, direct, and modern. I'm thrilled with these." Zachary Bos, editor of Sixty Six: a journal of sonnet studies. "With a classical, controlled touch, F L Light pursues perfection in metrical form, whilst freely and deftly using resources from earlier phases of the language - something which many modern poets are afraid to do. This work succeeds in sharing with us some of the epic power of The Iliad, which is all too easily lost in translation." Joseph Biddulph, publisher and author of divers books on languages. "Certainly the oddest if most distinctive book of verse I've seen since Hector was a pup. The depth of your hatred for Keynesian economics, that could sustain you through 1564 tightly wrought couplets, is dumbfounding." - X. J. Kennedy on Shakespeare Versus Keynes. "I can certainly endorse the quotation on the back cover: 'he depth of your hatred for Keynesian economics...is dumbfounding.'" - Robert Skidelsky, renowned biographer of Keynes. "You've blended very well the traditions of Shakespeare, Homer, and the English language sonnet, without erring on the side of pretense. The language is high, direct, and modern. I'm thrilled with these." Zachary Bos, editor of Sixty Six: a journal of sonnet studies. "For those looking for an alternative view of Shakespeare, for a view framed in a context which the Bard would most likely have enjoyed, Light presents a wonderful presentation." Terrence McGarty, CEO of Telmarc Group, on Shakespeare Undiminished.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 3.81mm | 149.68g
- 07 Mar 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations