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" Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, Uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song ; And certain stars shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. "
Dramatic Works and Poems - Página 175
de William Shakespeare - 1847
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Flirting with Mermaids

John Kretschmer - 2003 - 226 páginas
...1-57409-164-6 For Lesa, for understanding why I had to write and for Joe, who will never sail the boat he built Once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, A Midsummer Night's Dream "Have you ever seen her?" he asked. "Often and...
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The Soul of Athens: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jan H. Blits - 2003 - 211 páginas
...episode long ago ("Thou rememb'rest / Since . . . ?" [2.1.148-49]), he describes how he once . . . sat upon a promontory, And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music. (2.1.149-54) The mermaid's voice was so sweet and harmonious that it was able to affect both...
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Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults

Professor Naomi Miller - 2003 - 329 páginas
...study of A Midsummer Night 's Dream, my class was introduced to Oberon's speech in Act 2, Scene 1: Since once I sat upon a promontory. And heard a mermaid...at her song And certain stars shot madly from their spheres.1 The children's assignment was to rewrite this speech in their own words, with the proviso...
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Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama: Volume III

Ebenezer Cobham Brewer - 2004 - 588 páginas
...that shot from their spheres means " the princes who sprang from their allegiance to Queen Elizabeth." Thou remember'st Since once I sat upon a promontory,...shot madly from their spheres, To hear the sea-maid's music. Act ii. sc. 1 (1592). These " stars " were the earl of Northumberland, the earl of Westmoreland,...
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Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Stephen Greenblatt, Stephen Jay Greenblatt - 2004 - 430 páginas
...earlier, to charm the queen. "Thou rememb'rest," the Fairy king Oberon asks his principal assistant, Puck, Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? (2.1.148-54) It is worth reading the last three lines aloud for oneself to see how perfectly...
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Shakespeare in Hollywood: A New Play

Ken Ludwig - 2005 - 117 páginas
...and listens. OBERON and PUCK don 't see him. OBERON speaks with urgency.) OBERON. Thou rememb'rest. Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea-maid's music? PUCK. I remember. OBERON. That very time I saw, but though couldst not, Flying between the cold...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2005 - 60 páginas
...not from this grove Till Itormenttheeforthis injury. My gentle Puck, come hither. Thou rememberest Since once I sat upon a promontory And heard a mermaid...certain stars shot madly from their spheres To hear the sea maid's music? Alright, go then. But you're not leaving this wood till I've punished you for your...
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Mendelssohn

R. Larry Todd, Professor of Music R Larry Todd - 2003 - 683 páginas
...5.12a, bl, and perhaps alluding to Act 2, Scene 1 of Shakespeare's play, where Oberon recalls having "heard a mermaid, on a dolphin's back, / Uttering...stars shot madly from their spheres, / To hear the sea maid's music." Then the overture concludes with the timeless wind chords, and we are released from...
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The Colossal P.T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like it in the Universe

Phineas Taylor Barnum - 2005 - 258 páginas
...writers, there seems testimony enough to establish it -Chambers. History of Mermaids. Thou remberest Since once I sat upon a promontory, And heard a Mermaid...breath, That the rude sea grew civil at her song. -Shakespeare. "j^^Taturalists for the most part not only discredit the existence of mer-people, but...
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The Perennial Satirist: Essays in Honour of Bernfried Nugel, Presented on ...

Peter Edgerly Firchow, Hermann Josef Real - 2005 - 382 páginas
...IV, vii, 176 ("And mermaid-like awhile they bore her up"); Midsummer-Night's Dream, II, i, 149—52 ("Since once I sat upon a promontory, / And heard...breath / That the rude sea grew civil at her song"); Antony and Cleopatra, II, ii, 216-17 ("Her gentlewomen, like the Nereides, / So many mermaids, tended...
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