TH301

Shawn Patrick Greene @SPGatUB

TH 301: Theater History & Literature 1 / Final Project: Creative Showcase

Political and Religious leaders & their gods
by Shawn Patrick Greene

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Greece

Ancient Rome

India

China

Ode to Han

 

Oh! Dynasty of Han, how wonderful you are

You make life in theatre better for the star

You help us stay safe from the evils from afar

The Great Wall is special, like chicken wings in a bar

 

Though the system of sections are not all connected

because they differ in age and construction method

it is a wonder to me that it has lasted

Your Mandate of Heaven was never relented

 

The Imperial Office of Music gave me great delight

as I sang and I danced with all of my might

so gracious of you to avoid my plight

when once could not perform without a fight

 

You were not the first, but you will not be the last

you were good to us scholars, not like others of past

You were not like Qin Shi Huang, books burning fast

you gave use the culture that would surely last

 

Though Liu Bang you were born to a peasant family

Your grandeur was observed at the hundred games tourney

and your conquests recognized in your military journey

yet your mercy was felt when you reduced taxes and corvée

 

To the next dynasty that takes over this land

please be kind to us creatives with a gentle hand

not with fists, full of indignant demand

but as tender Confucius, or as a soft rock band

Japan

England

France

Louis, Louis

 

Louis, Louis,

the God-given leader

Louis, Louis,

How majestic is your dowry?

 

How does a protestant

live his life of grief

in the shadow of

the overbearing priests?

 

Shall I worship in secret

though we serve them same?

Shall I compromise shamefully

had hand over all of my dignity?

 

Hah, Louis, I shall not faint

my heart heavy yet with fire

I will not sway from my truth

I shall make haste my devotion

 

Spain

 

 

 

Shawn Patrick Greene: Facebook – Twitter – InstagramYouTube |

D I Media: Website – Facebook – TwitterYouTube |

Fudge Witless News: Facebook |