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" The best in this kind are but shadows ; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them. "
Love's labour's lost. Midsummer night's dream - Página 81
por William Shakespeare - 1788
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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Critical Essays

Dorothea Kehler - 1998 - 490 páginas
...into the scene, Hippolyta emphasizes her triumph by testing the Duke's new commitment to imagination: Hip. This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard....The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst arc no worse, if imagination amend them. Hip. It must be your imagination then, and not theirs. The....
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Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money

Frederick Turner - 1999 - 232 páginas
...theatrics, and yet the ridicule is in a generous spirit. As Theseus says of all such performances, "The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them." The "silly stuff" they are watching is not unlike the silly stuff we ourselves perform when under the...
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works

William Shakespeare - 1989 - 1280 páginas
...wilful to hear without warning. HIPPOLYTA. This is the silliest stuff that e'er I heard. THESEUS. The BOTTOM. If I were fair, Thisby, I were only thine: — QUINCE. О monstrous! О strange! HIPPOLYTA. It must be your imagination then, and not theirs. THESEUS. If we imagine no worse of them...
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On Translation

John Sallis - 2002 - 144 páginas
...introduction of Spiel into his This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard [,] (Vi.207) Theseus responds: The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them. (VUo8-U19) Schlegel's translation introduces Spiel, corresponding to nothing in Shakespeare's English...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 31

Kenneth Muir - 2002 - 256 páginas
...gives an answer which, in the light of his previous remarks, comes as something of a surprise: The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them. (v, i, 208-11) So whatever function and status the imagination may have in life outside the theatre,...
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Lectures on Shakespeare

W. H. Auden - 2002 - 398 páginas
...shadow, And to your shadow will I make true love. [The Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV.ii.124-26] (14) The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst Are no worse, if imagination amend them. [A Midsummer Night's Dream, Vi 214-16] (15) That spirit best pleases that doth least know how; Where...
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Rescripting Shakespeare: The Text, the Director, and Modern Productions

Alan C. Dessen - 2002 - 268 páginas
...were included in the printed program, one of them the Theseus Hippolyta exchange that includes "The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them" (5.1.211 12), but this speech was omitted by Dennis Bigelow (OSF 1979). In her King Lear (Young Vic...
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The Shakespearian Tempest: With a Chart of Shakespeare's Dramatic Universe

G. Wilson Knight - 2002 - 360 páginas
...Theseus himself blends all such imaginations with life. Poetry is to him thus purely fanciful : The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse if imagination amend them. (vi 214) Set midway between the two kings Bottom and Oberon, himself a mightier king than they, he...
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Shakespeare Survey, Volume 17

Allardyce Nicoll - 2002 - 316 páginas
...professionals actually did and said in their rehearsals and productions, and Theseus' genial comment, 'The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them',4 shows a nice assessment on Shakespeare's part of the relativity of the best professional playing...
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Killing Freud: 20th Century Culture and the Death of Psychoanalysis

Todd Dufresne - 2005 - 224 páginas
...Hippolyta [attending an inept tragedy]: This is the silliest stuff that ever I heard. Theseus: The best in this kind are but shadows; and the worst are no worse, if imagination amend them. Hippolyta: It must be your imagination, then, and not theirs. Theseus: If we imagine no worse of them...
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