By William Shakespeare

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«Dulce, dulce veneno en l. a. boca de los angeles época.»
El Rey Juan, I, i

De entre todas las pasiones que Shakespeare retrató a lo largo de su extensa obra, l. a. fascinación por el poder es quizá una de las más oscuras; y en ella se centran todos sus dramas históricos. Más allá del episodio anecdótico, generalmente referido a momentos clave del auge de los angeles dinastía Tudor -de Ricardo II a Enrique VIII, de l. a. Guerra de las Dos Rosas a los inicios de l. a. reforma anglicana-, Shakespeare se interesa por el hombre que se oculta tras los angeles máscara de un monarca.

Dramas históricos es el tercer volumen de una colección de cinco que reúne los angeles obra completa de Shakespeare. Aquí se incluyen l. a. trilogía de Enrique VI, Ricardo III, El rey Juan, Ricardo II, las dos partes de Enrique IV, Enrique V y Enrique VIII. Estaedición, a shipment de Andreu Jaume, quien firma también l. a. introducción, presenta las mejores traducciones contemporáneas, respetando el verso y los angeles prosa originales. Un festín para todos los amantes de las buenas letras.

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If the memory of Babs serenading a cinema-size screen of her own face at ear-bleeding vol­ ume didn’t lift her spirits, nothing would. T hese were the last days of subterfuge. Thanks to Madonna agreeing to appear in it, the film version of Evita made musicals slightly more credible 24 I I I Emma Brockes and then in 2001, Baz Luhrmann made Moulin Rouge! It featured modern pop songs and modern stars and a modern approach, which is to say a postmodern one. Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman performed songs by Elton John, David Bowie, and Sting and it didn’t really matter that they couldn’t sing because it was all so loud and bright and fun.

Pathetic,” I thought, and a moment later slammed into myself, coming back the other way. T he difference between an interest and a passion is that an interest works on you from the outside in, whereas a passion works the other way around, from the inside out. That’s why people see their passions reflected in every surface, every circumstance. I loved 42nd Street because it took me out of myself and made me think there was a bigger and more exciting world out there than could be seen from north Buckingham­ shire.

My mother said that Lee Marvin had the right idea in Paint Your Wagon when he said you had a choice in life, to be a somebody or a nobody. In musicals nobodies blamed other people for their faults and were punished by drowning or falling to their deaths from the top of haystacks (if my mother had been a script writer she’d have had them killed fleeing a swarm of wasps). Some­ bodies were forever finding things to overcome and over­ coming them. When I didn’t want to go to Brownies, my mother cited the example of Jeanette MacDonald, who, What Would Barbra Do?

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