Friday, April 25, 2008

"O brave new world"

The Star Trek: Tempest seems to be coming along nicely.
"O brave new world that has such creatures in't"
I'm so grateful that the Klingons developed the art to such a high state. Here are a few snipets of Shakespeare in Klingon:

Sonnet #18 -- "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"
qaDelmeH bov
tuj pem vIlo'choHQo'.SoH 'IH 'ej belmoH law', 'oH belmoH puS.jar vagh tIpuq
DIHo'bogh Sang SuS ro'.'ej ratlhtaHmeH bov tuj leSpoH luvuS.
rut tujqu'
bochtaHvIS chal mIn Dun qu' .rut DotlhDaj SuD wov HurghmoHmeH, HuvHa'.'ej reH
Hoch 'IHvo' Sab Hoch 'IH, net tu'.'u' He choHmo', San jochmo' joq
'ach not wovHa'choH jubbogh bovlIj tuj,'ej not ghomHa'choH Hochvetlh
'IH Daghajbogh,'ej "QIbwIjDaq bIleng" not mIy Hegh nuj,bovmey DaDontaHvIS,
DojwI' nIHajbogh!
tlhuHlaH 'ej legh, wej 'e' lumevchugh nuv,vaj yIntaH
bomvam, 'ej DuyInmoH quv.
Translated by Nick Nicholas. KLI, 1994.
Khamlet (Hamlet) III.i.55ff. ("To be, or not to be....")
Khamlet: taH
pagh taHbe'. DaH mu'tlheghvam vIqelnIS.quv'a', yabDaq San vaQ cha, pu' je
SIQDI'?pagh, Seng bIQ'a'Hey SuvmeH nuHmey SuqDI','ej, Suvmo', rInmoHDI'? Hegh.
Qong --- Qong neH ---'ej QongDI', tIq 'oy', wa'SanID Daw''e' jecho'nISbogh
porghDaj rInmoHlaH net Har.
Translated by Nick Nicholas & Andrew Strader.
KLI, 1995.

The Photo is of Brent Spiner, as LCDR Data, performing the role of Prospero from The Tempest in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, "Emergence." According to "Memory Alpha" The Tempest was a partial inspiration for the film, Forbidden Planet, which in turn was a major inspiration for Star Trek's creator, Gene Roddenberry. Patrick Stewart played Prospero in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production from July 28 - Oct 12, 2006.

"The hour's now come; the very minute bids thee ope thine ear. Obey and be attentive."


sammy said...

WOOOT! i get to play a drunk in this play along with my good friend mike. right now i'm just waiting for a call or email on the rehearsal schedule. i know this is going to be hecka fun though!


Red said...

I get to fall in love with a guy very quickly, and the only other males I've seen before him were my father and my father's servant. It's going to be awesome! The cast is great, and we're all a little on the weird side, so it just works.

Tad said...

Okay, Red, just checkin' here... What's going to be awesome, falling quickly in love without any experience with men, or the show? ;)