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Poetry Friday: A Midsummer Night's Dream

July 6th, 2007 (07:09 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: With Love by Hilary Duff

Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire,
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon's sphere;
And I serve the fairy queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be:
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favours,
In those freckles live their savours:
I must go seek some dewdrops here
And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Farewell, thou lob of spirits; I'll be gone:
Our queen and all our elves come here anon.
- from A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

Dream is my favorite Shakespearian comedy. I've quoted it once before during Poetry Friday.

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Posted by: mimagirl (mimagirl)
Posted at: July 6th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
happy

I will never forget how amazing it felt to be able to say these lines on-stage when I was in this play. *happy sigh*

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 6th, 2007 11:43 pm (UTC)

:) :)

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 7th, 2007 04:12 am (UTC)

Oh my do I love that. And I've interpreted it into American Sign Language precisely one bajillion times!

I have one of those posters on my wall in which the entire text of the play is printed. I forget the name of the company who did it (they did other Shakespearean plays and I think things like books of the Bible or something), but it's great. And I got it framed, which cost an arm and a leg, but I love that script and love looking at it.

Happy Poetry Friday!
Jules at 7-Imp

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 7th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)

Ooh, teach me! I don't know how to sign "fairy." I have to go look that up now . . .

THE ENTIRE SCRIPT? Wowza.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 10th, 2007 12:29 pm (UTC)

Just in case you didn't see my response to your request over at my blog: Yes. I'd be honored to have you use King Of Grief for Poetry Friday.

I want one of those posters Jules has! I think I've seen them before, so why didn't I buy one?!? I do have a lovely Midsummer Night's Dream poster from the Alabama Shakespeare Company's 1987-88 season. (www.asf.net)

Sara Lewis Holmes

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 10th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)

Thank you! :)

I recently saw a production of Dream that was quite enjoyable.

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