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two2tango  Identity Verified
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Mar 24, 2004

And yet another version in our Magic Theatre 3:52pm

Act 5, scene 5
Macbeth had to reject a very attractive translation for lack of time. In an aside, he reflects sadly on his predicament but in the end he sees a new light of reason and hope.

"They should have called hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a job.
Translations, and translations, and translations,
Creeps in this busy life from day to day
With the last syllable almost on deadline,
And all my yesterdays have the CAT tools
Processed all the work that I can handle!
Life's but an endless job, no time for pleasure.
This has to change, I have too cheap a rate!
I shall complain no more: I’ll change my fate
I’ll stop this madness, to work in such a hurry,
getting next to nothing. "

Enrique Cavalitto


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
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A good laugh Mar 24, 2004

Very good Enrique (as always!).

I had a good laugh.
Thank you,
Monika


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Terry Gilman  Identity Verified
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Lovely! Are there more of these buried in the forum? Mar 24, 2004

I always wanted to do one on Felix Krull. Now I'm inspired but in the same predicament as MacBeth (lack of time).

Thank you very much!
Terry


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two2tango  Identity Verified
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Lo and behold! Mar 25, 2004

Terry Gilman wrote:
Lovely! Are there more of these buried in the forum?

I always wanted to do one on Felix Krull. Now I'm inspired but in the same predicament as MacBeth (lack of time).


Hi Terry, thanks for your kind words. You can find more Shakespeare-inspired digressions in http://www.proz.com/topic/18622.

You should go for your Felix Krull. We all deserve some time for ourselves.

Cheers,
Enrique

[Edited at 2004-03-25 10:14]


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Lusobras
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What a sharp poetry! Mar 25, 2004

Thank you Will for your very sharp poetry.
My best regards to Cordelia :-)

Lusobrás


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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Sheer poetry Mar 25, 2004

two2tango wrote:

"Translations, and translations, and translations,
Creeps in this busy life from day to day
With the last syllable almost on deadline,
And all my yesterdays have the CAT tools
Processed all the work that I can handle!
Life's but an endless job, no time for pleasure.
This has to change, I have too cheap a rate!
I shall complain no more: I’ll change my fate
I’ll stop this madness, to work in such a hurry,
getting next to nothing. "

Enrique Cavalitto


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