• Anglais Macbeth

    William Shakespeare

    • Maxtor
    • 22 Novembre 2016

    «Doubtful it stood ;
    As two spent swimmers, that do cling together ;
    And choke their art. The merciless Macdonwald - Worthy to be a rebel, for to that ;
    The multiplying villanies of nature ;
    Do swarm upon him - from the western isles...» Macbeth (full title The Tragedy of Macbeth) is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. Set mainly in Scotland, the play dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake. The play is believed to have been written between 1599 and 1606. The earliest account of a performance of what was probably Shakespeare's play is April 1611, when Simon Forman recorded seeing such a play at the Globe Theatre. It was first published in the Folio of 1623, possibly from a prompt book. It was most likely written during the reign of James I, who had been James VI of Scotland before he succeeded to the English throne in 1603. James was a patron of Shakespeare's acting company, and of all the plays Shakespeare wrote during James's reign, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright's relationship with the sovereign.

  • Faust ; first part of the tragedy

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    • Maxtor
    • 1 Juin 2016

    «You two, who oft a helping hand Have lent, in need and tribulation.
    Come, let me know your expectation Of this, our enterprise, in German land!...» Faust is a tragic play, is Goethe's magnum opus and considered by many to be one of the greatest works of German literature.
    Faust Part One takes place in multiple settings, the first of which is heaven. Mephistopheles makes a bet with God: he says that he can lure God's favourite human being (Faust), who is striving to learn everything that can be known, away from righteous pursuits. The next scene takes place in Faust's study where Faust, despairing at the vanity of scientific, humanitarian and religious learning, turns to magic for the showering of infinite knowledge. He suspects, however, that his attempts are failing. Frustrated, he ponders suicide, but rejects it as he hears the echo of nearby Easter celebrations begin. He goes for a walk with his assistant Wagner and is followed home by a stray poodle (the term then meant a medium-to-big-size dog, similar to a sheep dog).