Shakespeare Sonnets - Robert Wilson

 

"Shakespeares Sonnets" Robert Wilson,  Rufus  Wainwright,  Berliner Ensemble 

 

Sonett 66

 

 

 

All dessen müd
nach Rast im Tod ich schrei
ich seh es doch
Verdienst muss betteln gehen.

und reinste Treu am Pranger steht dabei,
und kleine Nullen sich im Aufwind blähen,
und Talmi-Ehre hebt man auf den Thron,
und Tugend wird zur Hure frech gemacht.

und wahre Redlichkeit bedeckt mit Hohn,
und Kraft durch lahme Herrschaft umgebracht,
und Kunst das Maul gestopft vom Apparat,
und Dummheit im Talar Erfahrung checkt.

und schlichte Wahrheit nennt man Einfalt glatt,
und Gutes Schlechtesten die Stiefel leckt,
all dessen müd möcht ich gestorben sein,
blieb nicht mein Liebster wenn ich sterb allein."
 

 

 

 

Sonnet 29

 

When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state
And trouble deal heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate;
For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

 

 

 

 

Sonnet 20

 

 



A woman's face with nature's own hand painted,
Hast thou, the master mistress of my passion;
A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted
With shifting change, as is false women's fashion:
An eye more bright than theirs, less false in rolling,
Gilding the object whereupon it gazeth;
A man in hue all hues in his controlling,
Which steals men's eyes and women's souls amazeth.
And for a woman wert thou first created;
Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting,
And by addition me of thee defeated,
By adding one thing to my purpose nothing.
But since she prick'd thee out for women's pleasure,
Mine be thy love and thy love's use their treasure.