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By William Shakespeare, Liang Shiqiu

It's a Bilingual version of chinese language and English.

中国广播电视出版社从台湾远东图书公司引进版权,出版了梁实秋翻译的《莎士比亚全集》中英文对照版,这是梁译本《莎士比亚全集》以中英文对照的形式首次在内地出版发行。梁译本的最大特点为:白话散文式的风格;直译,忠实于原文;全译,决不删略原文。除此之外,梁译本还有独到之处:一是加了注释。莎翁作品原文常有版本的困难,晦涩难解之处很多,各种双关语、熟语、俚语、典故也多,猥亵语也不少,梁实秋不但直译,而且加了大量注释,帮助读者理解原文。二是每剧前都加了序言。序言中对该剧的版本、著作年代、故事来源、舞台历史、该剧的意义及批评意见等均有论述。

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In each play, the action is about to make a surprising departure from the familiar legend, when a god intervenes to return events to their traditional course. 32 In other words, not only is this Sophoclean deus similar to those of Euripides, with all the formal gestures of command, divine authority, and mortal acceptance, but it resembles the most extreme intervention in Euripides, in which the god reverses the situation onstage. However, the epiphany of Heracles in Philoctetes differs in several ways from the Euripidean deus ex machina, suggesting a different intent in Sophocles.

30 All are in anapests with the exception of Oedipus the King, which (like Ion) concludes with chanted tetrameters, and all except Philoctetes include some form of summary or moral. 31 The chief differences are that in Sophocles the choral exit rarely involves a change in meter, rarely mentions departure, and never includes a prayer for victory. 32 His exit lines are therefore less abrupt than than those of Euripides, since preceding anapests prepare the audience for the exit of the chorus, chorus, nor do they draw attention to themselves as theatrical gestures, since they avoid expressions of farewell or appeals for victory.

But rather than explaining the ways of gods to men, this expose of Aphrodite serves to rescue herself from embarrassment (1331-34), and to justify the revenge she is plotting against her rival: Not even beneath the gloom of earth shall Aphrodite's willful anger hurtle against you unavenged, thanks to your good and pious heart. With my own hand and these relentless arrows I will be avenged on one of hers, whatever mortal is most dear to her. copf)oouai. 1416-22 In the one play of Euripides in which divine explanation plays the greatest part in resolving the action, the god offers not a single authoritative account but a series of accounts vitiated by contradictions and ulterior motives.

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