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Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM   Leave a comment


Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (penangpac)
** Suitable for 12 yrs old and above
Presented by:KL Shakespeare Players The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
VENUEStage 2, penangpac

Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Shakespeare Demystified: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books ~ Chapter 3   Leave a comment


Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

 

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books ~ Chapter 2   Leave a comment


Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

 

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

 

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books ~ Chapter 1   Leave a comment


Book Xcess – Shopping for Books ~ Chapter 1 

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

Book Xcess – Shopping for Books at Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney Drive, Penang

SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 5 ( Final )   2 comments


SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 5 ( Final )

My sincere apologies to all bloggers and viewers as the photos were not uploaded earlier.

SP Lim
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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 4   Leave a comment


SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 4
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Bassanio does not recognise his disguised wife, but offers to give a present to the supposed lawyer. First she declines, but after he insists, Portia requests his ring and Antonio’s gloves. Antonio parts with his gloves without a second thought, but Bassanio gives the ring only after much persuasion from Antonio, as earlier in the play he promised his wife never to lose, sell or give it. Nerissa, as the lawyer’s clerk, succeeds in likewise retrieving her ring from Gratiano, who does not see through her disguise.

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At Belmont, Portia and Nerissa taunt and pretend to accuse their husbands before revealing they were really the lawyer and his clerk in disguise (V). After all the other characters make amends, Antonio learns from Portia that three of his ships were not stranded and have returned safely after all.

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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 3   Leave a comment


SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Part 3
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As the court grants Shylock his bond and Antonio prepares for Shylock’s knife, Portia deftly appropriates Shylock’s argument for ‘specific performance.’ She says that the contract allows Shylock only to remove the flesh, not the “blood”, of Antonio (see quibble). Thus, if Shylock were to shed any drop of Antonio’s blood, his “lands and goods” would be forfeited under Venetian laws. She tells him that he must cut precisely one pound of flesh, no more, no less; she advises him that “if the scale do turn, But in the estimation of a hair, Thou diest and all thy goods are confiscate.”

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Defeated, Shylock concedes to accepting Bassanio’s offer of money for the defaulted bond, first his offer to pay “the bond thrice”, which Portia rebuffs, telling him to take his bond, and then merely the principal, which Portia also prevents him from doing on the ground that he has already refused it “in the open court.” She cites a law under which Shylock, as a Jew and therefore an “alien”, having attempted to take the life of a citizen, has forfeited his property, half to the government and half to Antonio, leaving his life at the mercy of the Duke. The Duke pardons Shylock’s life. Antonio asks for his share “in use” until Shylock’s death, when the principal will be given to Lorenzo and Jessica. At Antonio’s request, the Duke grants remission of the state’s half of forfeiture, but on the condition that Shylock convert to Christianity and bequeath his entire estate to Lorenzo and Jessica (IV,i).

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SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016  –  Multiple Roles of being the Announcer, Antonio, and the two Suitors.

SHAKESPEARE DEMYSTIFIED ~ MERCHANT OF VENICE 2016 – Multiple Roles of being the Announcer, Antonio, and the two Suitors.

Please note that some actors and actresses played in multiple parts and roles. The actor in black also acted as the announcer.

SP Lim

Shakespeare’s Commemoration and Tribute: 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare   Leave a comment


Shakespeare’s Commemoration and Tribute: 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – The Chandos portrait, artist and authenticity unconfirmed. Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery, London. Extracted from Wikipedia.

Born
Baptised 26 April 1564 (birth date unknown)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, West Midlands, England

Died
23 April 1616 (aged 52)
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England

Occupation
Playwright, poet, actor

Period
English Renaissance, Elizabethan Era

Spouse
Anne Hathaway (m. 1582–1616)

Children
Susanna Hall
Hamnet Shakespeare
Judith Quiney

Signature
204px-William_Shakespeare_Signature.svg

The 23rd of April, 2016 marks the 400th death anniversary of our English Literature’s favourite “Bard of Avon”, William Shakespeare who passed away at the age of 52 in 1616.

Extracted from Wikipedia:-
William Shakespeare (/ˈʃeɪkspɪər/; 26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616) was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet, and the “Bard of Avon”. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, later known as the King’s Men. He appears to have retired to Stratford around 1613, at age 49, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare’s private life survive, which has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, sexuality, and religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others.

Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were primarily comedies and histories, and these are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies until about 1608, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, considered some of the finest works in the English language. In his last phase, he wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances, and collaborated with other playwrights.

Many of his plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy during his lifetime. In 1623, however, John Heminges and Henry Condell, two friends and fellow actors of Shakespeare, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of his dramatic works that included all but two of the plays now recognised as Shakespeare’s. It was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which Shakespeare is hailed, presciently, as “not of an age, but for all time”. In the 20th and 21st centuries, his works have been repeatedly adapted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain highly popular, and are constantly studied, performed, and reinterpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

In 2016, the 400th anniversary of the playwright’s death, celebrations will commence in the United Kingdom and across the world to honour Shakespeare and his work.