“Classic’ – a book which people praise and don’t read.”
— Mark Twain
And yet some of those “classic” books are so good. When you already decide to pick it up, you can’t stop reading. After all there has to be a reason why those books were praised by so many.
Today I’ve got a lazy version for you – BBC dramatization of “Faust”
For those who don’t know what Faust is about, here’s a little blurb from BBC:
Von Goethe’s Faust, one of the pillars of Western literature, is presented in a dramatization by David Timson. In Part 1, following an agreement between Mephistopheles and The Lord, the scholar Faust is tempted into a contract with the Devil. His life is changed and he plunges into the enjoyment of sensuality until his emotions are stirred by a meeting with Gretchen, leading to a tragic outcome. Funny, reflective and moving, this dramatization shows why Goethe’s Faust had such a massive influence on Western culture.
This presentation of Faust is quite interesting. Actors did a very good job and the music works greatly toward creating a perfect mood.
And here’s the link for everyone who’s interested in listening to Faust: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b064m902, you still have 25 days to do so :).