By Poul Anderson
A remarkable story of intrigue, love, battle, magic, and swashbuckling experience set in an alternative universe the place fairies mingle freely with Englishmen and all of Shakespeare's fictional characters are real
Welcome to another civil-war-torn seventeenth-century England—a international the place Hamlet as soon as brooded and Othello jealously raged. right here faeries and sprites gambol in English woods, railroads race around the panorama whereas manned balloons flow above the geographical region, and the main revered historian of all is one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon.
The yr is 1644, and the conflict among the Roundheads and the Cavaliers rages. while Rupert, nephew of King Charles I, is taken captive by way of Cromwell's troops and imprisoned in a Puritan domestic, he's instantly smitten with the attractive Jennifer Alayne, his captor's niece. Escaping with the aid of his newfound cherished and the unswerving trooper Will Fairweather, Rupert leads Jennifer deep into the wooded area, the place the faerie people who stay there have a vested curiosity within the final result of the good and bloody clash. notwithstanding the fans needs to quickly part—with the prince project a perilous project for his magical benefactors which can flip the tide of war—Rupert and his girl love might be without end joined by means of the earrings awarded to them through King Oberon and Queen Titania. And regardless of the unusual, twisting pathways and turbulent seas they're destined to come across, they're going to continuously manage to locate one another again... so long as their love continues to be true.
Nominated for the realm delusion Award and winner of the Mythopoeic Award, Poul Anderson's A Midsummer Tempest is a huge achievement—a pleasant alternate-history fable that brings the fictitious worlds of Shakespeare's performs to breathtaking lifestyles with kind, wit, and unprecedented mind's eye.
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During her lifetime, every man will be safe in his own home, will enjoy the fruits of his own labor, and will sing happy songs of peace to all his neighbors. True religion will prevail, and everyone around her will learn from her how to be honorable in all things. How to say it: The long speech is one of the best demonstrations of how the Paper Trick, described in “Seven Steps to Shipshape Shakespeare” above, can really unlock a dense passage of Shakespeare. As you’ll recall, in order to use it, you simply take a blank piece of paper and cover all but the ﬁrst line of the speech.
I promise that the speech will become signiﬁcantly clearer and easier to say on the very ﬁrst pass through it. With practice, this one-line-at-a-time phrasing will become as instinctual to you as normal speech. Two caveats. First, beware of regarding the line ending as a pause. It isn’t. ” It moves you forward onto the next idea, just as a springboard moves you forward from the pool’s edge into the water. The line ending isn’t about stopping, it’s about continuing ahead. Listen to yourself and make sure you’re not sounding like a metronome—ten beats, pause, ten beats, pause, ten beats, pause.
It’s the deﬁnitive piece of Shakespeare for Daughters. This royal infant—heaven still move about her— Though in her cradle, yet now promises Upon this land a thousand thousand blessings Which time shall bring to ripeness. She shall be— But few now living can behold that goodness— A pattern to all princes living with her, And all that shall succeed. Saba was never More covetous of wisdom and fair virtue Than this pure soul shall be. All princely graces That mould up such a mighty piece as this is, With all the virtues that attend the good, Shall still be doubled on her.
A Midsummer Tempest (Operation Otherworld, Book 3) by Poul Anderson