Sylvia Love Johnson

Sylvia Love’s “The Lover” By William Shakespeare


A cutting edge short film composed with a complex monologue carrying the piteous guilt and passions of forbidden love. A piece lavished with the delightful sight of beautiful surroundings, striking costume and the poetry of the immortal William Shakespeare.


“He took me by the wrist and held me hard;
Then goes he to the length of all his arm,
And, with his other hand thus o’er his brow,
He falls to such perusal of my face
As he would draw it. Long stay’d he so.
He rais’d a sigh so piteous and profound…”

. Ophelia. Act II. Scene I. Line 87.                      “Hamlet”

And as my love is siz’d, my fear is so.
Where love is great, the littlest doubts are fear;
Where little fears grow great, great love grows there

Player Queen. Act III. Scene II. Line 110       “Hamlet”

But I do think it is their husbands’ faults
If wives do fall: say that they slack their duties,
And pour our treasures into foreign laps,
Or else break out in peevish jealousies,
Throwing restraint upon us; or say they strike us,
Or scant our former having in despite;
16. Emilia . Act IV. Scene II. Line 72.                     “Othello”

 “The Lover” A Short Film by Sylvia Johnson

The voices of Shakespeare’s most elegant, insane, romantic, mysterious, sarcastic, evil, disturbed and wise women unite in one voice for one only subject: Love.

Complicated, playful and lavishing love, dutiful Marital Love versus secret and forbidden love.

Not a hundred generations of experience, nor the wisdom of ages, nor the passion of the philosophy in love, nor the poetic definition will  ever conquer the puzzlement hidden deep within human’s most spoken about and desired emotion.

I pray thee, gentle mortal, sing again:
Mine ear is much enamour’d of thy note;
So is mine eye enthralled to thy shape;
And thy fair virtue’s force perforce doth move me
On the first view to say, to swear, I love thee.
. Tatania. Act III. Scene I. Line 66.                 “A midsummer night’s dream

The Lover,  by William Shakespeare. Locations.

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My true love’s passion: therefore pardon me,
And not impute this yielding to light love,
Which the dark night hath so discovered.

25. Juliet. Act II. Scene II. Line 85.                                “Rome and Juliet

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