sexta-feira, 27 de novembro de 2009

Welcome to my blog

My name`s Karine.I´m 23 years old and I´m studying letters this year.I hope to learn more and more... I live in Itajubá with my mother and my brother Thales( He studies letters too). I can say: My family is very important and we are friennds. After I studied Art Dramatic in 2005 but I stopped and now returned with Letters. I always read and I write a book with my brother for 4 year. Sometimes, It´s so difficult to write but I love it. Also I`ve worked with theater like actress and director. My first work like theater`s director was " Três Horas da Manhã" a great play that was written by Laís Raquel( a special writer and also my mother). Like student I try doing my best! I hope doing it...

Poetry The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe: The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more."

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore-
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door-
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;-
This it is, and nothing more."

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door;-
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!"
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"-
Merely this, and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
"Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore-
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-
'Tis the wind and nothing more."

It's a poetry very metaphoric. it compare the think with the fear, using the raven and the woman vision. All ilustrated was made by Gustave Doré (he drawed about 120 books, incluind the Bible and La commedia by Dante). Edgar Allan Poe is famous because he have a darkness tone in his works.

Biography Charles Dickens

Biography – Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and He was a important English writer. In the childhood Dickens always read and liked it very much and when Dickens a child his father was jailed by divided. When He was 12 years old He worked in factory and his money helps his family. After when situation was better his mother left Dickens worked there. This event was important his critic social in the writers. When Charles was 20 years old wrote the first book and was a comedy critic. In the times He married with Catherine Hogarth who they have many children.
In 1838 He wrote Oliver Twister a famous social book critic who speaks about a boy who suffering with the English society that time. Dickens wrote many books about Christmas. His most famous was A Christmas Carol in 1843. David Copperfield (The most famous romance) was written in 1849. In ninetieth century the divorced was very controversial and when Charles Dickens divorced his wife was polemic.
An accident in 1865 influenced the writer in this time. He died in 1870 but his books are admire by the people today, especially because his critic were special for that time and during his life Dickens wrote the injustices that happened in the society but this theme is very actual because in all time, especially capitalist society exist injustices and his books are portrait this. Charles Dickens is very important not only for English literature but also for to think about the humanity.


The Brazilian reads one book a year like shows the search
It was made a search about how many book people read a year, and Brazil has a horrible result: it’s reads only a read a year, if you compare with the American or France the result comes worst: the ordinary American reads around 11 books a year and the French reads about seven books.

In Brazil there is 77 millions people who don’t read (around 21 millions are analphabets), and between the 95 million people who read, read about 1,3 book a year. The search was made by Instituto pró-livro and the information are of Câmara Brasileira do Livro (CBL) and of Sindicato Nacional dos Editores de Livros (Snel).

quinta-feira, 26 de novembro de 2009

Biography Camille Claudel
Camille Claudel wasn’t only the Rodin’s lover or Paul Claudel’s sister, but she was a wonderful artist. Hers skills with sculptures were better than Rodin art. Because he sign her sculptures as of her. However, she was forgotten by the time. Who is Camille?

She was born in Villeneuve (In France) in 1864 Camille always the favorite daughter for her father, but Her mother hated Camille. ( Her mother had angry because the good relationships between the her daughter and her husband) Camille Claude`s brother (Paul Claudel) had a good friendship with her sister all the life. In the childhood Camille began to make sculptures and when she was twelve years old she sculptured a great work in argil; her passion for sculpture did her to go to Paris to study the art. Camille went with her family, but hers father continued living in Villeneuve; and sometimes he visited his family.

In the time (1881) the women was censured to study in Bellas-Arts. So Camille rented a studio with three English women and she worked hard.
Camille met Rodin in 1883 when she was nineteen. He was 44 years old in there time. She began as an apprentice in his atelier. And soon they were lovers. But Rodin lived with Rose who he lived during 20 years. So, Mademoiselle Claudel never got married with him, but she was his lover for a decade. It speaks that she was pregnancy many times, but maybe she gave her baby or maybe she aborted the child. She never received no money for her work in Rodin’s atelier; when she was expulsed of her family’s home, in 1888, Rodin paid the expenditure and rented a simple house for her.

In 1893 Camille finished her relationships with Rodin but sometimes they met and traveled together till 1898 when the romance ends. So she began to fall into decay: She spent much money with material and she stayed alive with little money. Then she began to drink and drunk very much in this time and in a few time she started to fell delirious (Camille believed who Rodin stolen her ideas), in 1905, Camille began to destroy her sculptures to Rodin couldn’t stolen her.

In 1913, Camille’s father died and nobody comments to her, after then she was considered ungrateful because she didn’t go to her father’s funeral. In the same year, Camille was admitted in a hospice in Ville Evrard by her bother; and he was the only person who visited and wrote to her. Camille never was considered really insanity, but her family especially her mother never took her out of there. She died in 1943 in the hospital Montedevergues.

Her won was only Rodin, but she has a little case with Monsieur Claude Debussy. Today she began to be famous, through films, biographies and books, but mainly her letters.

Book Review - Anna Karenina

Book Review Anna Karenina
The story was written by León Tolstoy and is a classical book of universal literature. Russian in the ninetieth century is stage for dramatic story about the love between Anna Karenina and Vronski. The drama is a critical about that time. For this there is a contrast between two couples: Anna Karenina and her lover and the Princess Kitty Tchierbatskaia and Liêvin.
In the start, the character was introduced and their first conflicts: Liêvin loves Kitty but the young princess is enchanted with earl Vronski, a military man, who has a solitary optional life. Kitty has hope to married with him. For this reason, she refuses Liêvin. He lives in a small village.

In the train station, the earl knows Anna Karenina who goes to Moscow to help her brother. In other words her brother had familiar problems and she travels near her family to calm him. Vronski falls in love with her, in she turn fells the same thing. However she is married and has a little child. After this moment, there is a high society ball. During this ball Anna and Vronski grow up the relationship. Kitty can see the attraction between them, due to she stays very sad. A day after the ball, Karenina returns to San Petersburg and Vronski follows her, from now on they are lovers and live with the secret love. However the high society begins to suspect the couple. While in Moscow, Kitty stays sick because her desolate love. Her family calls doctors who leave her to a thermal hospital.
In the continuous, Anna Karenina stays pregnant and she fells that her marriage is insupportable. So, she tells the truth to her husband (Alieksiei Aleiksandrovitch or Karênin) that prefers to continue the marriage in social conventions. They three (Anna Karenina, Karênin and Vronski) lives a tragic situation, till be born her daughter, then she runs away with her lover to Italy leaving her husband and her son. On the other hand, Kitty not only recovers her health but also changes her personality; consequently she gets married with Liêvin.

Anna and Vronski return to Russian and live a dramatic unhappy life, because the divorce and adultery are polemic themes in that time. The final is tragic, as a result of the Anna’s suicide in a train station.
The book not only is a critic about the Russian’s society but also is a rich document about the cultures and this time’s hobbies.

Book Review — the Stolen White Elephant

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910) is an important American writer. His stories have a typical humor and irony.
The Stolen White Elephant was written in 1879 and it is based on a real fact that happened a year before it: the body of a millionaire was stolen. The book is a critic comedy and laughs at the police force.
The Short story has three chapters: In the beginning the King of Siam gives a white elephant to the queen of England, but the animal is stolen in New York during the trip. So, the narrator (also the protagonist) searches the chief of police (Inspector Blunt). The protagonist makes a description of the animal and offers a reward for the White Elephant. Many detectives are looking for the animal. The newspapers publish theories about this. In the Police Office, Inspector Blunt and the protagonist receive many telegrams about the possible acts of the animal that is attacking the village and killing people, it disappears when it enters a fog forest.
In the last chapter, nobody knows about the Elephant for a long time. Soon the newspapers begin to satirize the police’s force. The narrator thinks of leaving on the mission, but chief Blunt has an idea. So, there is an agreement that the protagonist spends all his money and he is ruined because the chief of the police deceives him. The White Elephant is dead and the final is sarcastic: The police force has the money becomes famous and the narrator loses his job and he says ironically that admires the inspector.

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
In XIX century there was a wonderful artistic movement called Pre- Raphaelite Brotherhood that as main represent the painter Dante Gabriele Rossetti and the movement began in 1848 in the England.

The artistic movement was a reaction against the academic art classic that learned in the time. The name the group was a protest because they believed the real art was that before the Italian painter Rafael.
When I’ve knew the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, I`ve loved it!

Biography Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a great artist. Her pictures are very strong like her life. Frida has a art surrealist but her pictures shows about herself, especially her suffering.

Magdalena Carmen Frieda Caldéron was born in six of July in 1907. Her parents were called: Matilde e Guilherme Kahlo. When she was six years old, Frida had poliominite, this sick deformed her forever. That reason who she since younger wear longs exotic dresses to hide her legs.

Frida studied to Escuela Nacional Preparatoria, in 1922 and She was one of thirty –five girls to 2000 students in the total. Frida would like biology, especially medicine. In the time she had a socialist group. And they met to speak about revolution, music (as Jazz) and games.
In 17 of September in 1925, Frida suffering a terrible accident that event had influence in her pictures. In the hospital she began paint very much but also its fact had terrible consequences like she was serious wounded in the spine and the pelvis and never could had children.

In 1928 Frida Kahlo had friends (many revolutionary friends) like Tina Modotti and through her Frida knew the painter Diego Rivera who she married with 1929 (he was twenty years older than her). They went to United States in 1930 because Diego got a job in New York. In this time, Frida was pregnancy, but she lost the baby. She paints about this in many pictures and draws like the picture the Hospital Henry Ford (1932).

They both went back to Mexico in 1933. This time she was disappointed with him because he had a romance with Cristina (Frida’s sister). Diego was her won, but she had many cases with men and women; after this she left him and they divorced in 1939. This phase she worked very much.

In 1940 Frida had a infection in her right hand and She went to San Francisco to treatment. There Frida met Diego and they married again. In the same year Kahlo had fame like painter and She conquest the artistic public. Ten year after, Frida lost fingers and three years after, She lost her right leg because manys pains. She stayed with depression and She died in 1954 for pneumonia.

She wrote in year who died who She would hope to die and to wants it and who She never would to return again.
Valsa Nº6 – The Play By Nelson Rodrigues

direct by Clara Carvalho

Valsa nº 6 is a monologue have written by Nelson Rodrigues and It´s a fantastic surrealist play. The story is about : the girl Sônia and the beginner happens when Sônia doesn´t remember about herself only who music called : Valsa Nº 6 ( the real life calls “ Valsa do Minueto” opus nº 64 by Chopin) and during the story She plays the music in the piano many times.

Direct by Cynthia Paulino

In the play her memories happens in fragments and Sônia represents others characters like her father, her mother and Doctor Junqueira and the plays shows the Sônia`s age: 15 years old and during the story the main character has conflicts in relation the change the childhood to teenager. In the final She remembers who She have kissed a boy called Paulo.

Margareth Klein Actress
In the second and last act the plays shows the Sônia`s funeral and tells about the probably murder Doctor Junqueira who was the Sônia `s lover and killed her while She plays the Valsa nº6 in the piano and the plays speaks who Sônia never will kwon who She is dead. The final is very “ Rodriguiano” style and the play is the very nice surrealist theater work.

Second decade of twentieth century (Fashion)

Second decade of twentieth century

The women fashions changed so much in the time, especially after the First World War. When the women began to work and in the time fashion designer like Channel were very important for world fashion (there is a new film with Audrey Tautou as Channel).
In this time the fashion had short dresses, skirts and hair. And the make-up was very characteristic especially in silent cinema’s stars, the make-up combined with their dramatic eyes. Others highlights were their little shoes, and their hat. There was a change between the first and the second decade of twentieth century, in the way it was the great crash time in the women fashion.
Till today the second decade exists in the world of mode, it was a time of a sexual revolution and women started to wear their history.

Film Review Rosso come il Cielo

Film review — Rosso come il Cielo

The film speaks about education and It`s a special movie not only for this but also the story shows another form to see the things.
Rosso come il Cielo is a truth life story that tells about a boy called: Mirco who loves cinema so much but him life changes when happens an accident with him and he lost the vision So He goes in special school to blinds. In the beginner He sufferings with the adaptation and him teacher takes care him.
In the continuous Mirco shows like a creative boy and creates stories using a song’s recorder. In the journey, he has many friends like his classmates, Francesca (the woman gatekeeper’s daughter) and factory hands of the city. During the film, the young blind’s boy has many obstacles in his adaptation against the traditional system that was the Italian blind’s school in this time. But there, his teacher believes who children could have other and new methods to express their selves to the world.
As an Ethic’s class, this is recommended to everybody, because it has sensibility and a beautiful real story.

quarta-feira, 25 de novembro de 2009

Idiomatic expressions

Idiomatic expressions

Don’t judge the book by its cover: that it is never judge the people by appearances

I`m in dark: that it is I don´t understand nothing.

It happens in the best of families : The expression in very common in Brazil or others countries. In Portuguese it means : “ Isso acontece nas melhores famílias"

It`s raining cats and dogs : It`s raining very much!

terça-feira, 24 de novembro de 2009

Film Moulin Rouge
This film shows the bohemian spirit of the first quarter of twentieth century, for this it uses characters like Henri Toulouse Lautrec to represent the bohemian spirit. The movie not only is great musical but also it has a beautiful love story.

Directed by Baz Luhrmann l, Moulin Rouge tells the story of a strange bohemian and romantic boy (Christian) who desires to be a writer, but to write, he wants to understand the love essence. So he knows the (search the bohemian village) Bohemians that desire him to write a play about beauty, freedom, truth and love and he goes to Moulin Rouge to talk with Satine (the main prostitute of the Moulin Rouge) to persuade Harold Ziddler. When he arrives there he knows and falls in love with Satine. But there is a duke (the Duke) who fells in love with her in the same night Satine knows Christian. They both (Satine and Christian) have a prohibit romance while the Duke invests in the play and invests in the Moulin Rouge too (he and Harold do an agreement to transform the brothel in a theater but like payment The Duke wants Satine). The story speaks about secret loves and uses many elements like dance (tango and the modern can-can) and modern songs like Elton John (your song), Nirvana (smell like then spirits) and Queen (the Show Must Go On).

domingo, 22 de novembro de 2009

Song - The show must go on (Queen)

The Show Must Go On - The Queen Lyrics by Freddie Mercury

Empty spaces - what are we living for
Abandoned places
I guess we know the score
on and on, does anybody know what we are looking for...
Another hero, another mindless crime
Behind the curtain, in the pantomime
Hold the line, does anybody want to take it anymore
The show must go on
The show must go on
Inside my heart is breaking
My make - up may be flaking

But my smile still stays on
Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to chance
another heartache, another failed romance
on and on, does anybody know what we are living for?
I guess I'm learning
I must be warmer now
I'll soon be turning
Round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free
The show must go on

The show must go on
Ooh, inside my heart is breaking
My make - up may be flaking
But my smile still stays on
My soul is painted like the wings of butterfly
Fairytales of yesterday will grow but never die
I can fly - my friends
The show must go on
The show must go on
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On - with the show
The show must go on
the show must go on
Ooh, I'll top the bill, I'll overkill
I have to find the will to carry on
On with the show
On with the show
The show - the show must go on
Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on (…)

Behind the curtain, in the pantomime, the people use masks to hide your real life and situation but always the show must go on. This is theme of it song. it`s was inspirited in the begin of century in The United States when the suburb’s people (Lovers jazz`s music and the bohemian style) believes: don´t carry what happening (mindless crime, failed romances, drugs and unhappy ends) the show must go on. After the song, this is the theme of Show Business too and the expression is frequently used to critics about many categories like politics, social life and certainly in the artistic world, especially the music and dramatic arts.