Throwback Shakespearian Monologue

I doubt anyone remembers this, as it was in the middle of a massive posting spree & smack dab in the center of a humongous post. But, on the off chance someone had insomnia & used my book review of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare as a sleep aid, I'm sharing this with you… Continue reading Throwback Shakespearian Monologue

BOOK REVIEW: Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide Edited by Stanley Wells & Lena Cowen Orlin

I should've read this before I read The Complete Works of William Shakespeare.  This book is where I got everything I know about William Shakespeare, the time in which he lived, & facts about the plays that I included in my recent reviews. As I said, all my (beautiful, fancy-pants) copy of Shakespeare’s works had… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide Edited by Stanley Wells & Lena Cowen Orlin

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Poetry

I had every intention of writing & posting this last week.  Then, my Dad’s car crapped out & I had to be his driver.  I would’ve rather re-read The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, to be honest. Shakespeare’s poetry isn’t as well known as his plays; not by a long shot.  However, many of us… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Poetry

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Tragedies

William Shakespeare’s tragic plays are some of the best known.  Almost everyone has encountered one or another at some point – either in school or, far more likely, in popular culture. Or, maybe if you’re a weirdo, you had your Barbies® act out Romeo and Juliet as a kid.  Or so I’ve heard some people… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Tragedies

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Histories

I’ll admit – I tried tackling The Complete Works of William Shakespeare once before.  It was sometime while I was in college, between 2003 and 2009, which was foolish in itself – I was an English major.  It’s not like I didn’t have enough to read! However, during that attempt, I reached the historical plays… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Histories

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Comedies

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare has fourteen plays in the “comedies” section. Most – if not all – share some of the same themes & characteristics: Separations of family or loved onesDisguises & mistaken identities, often leading to humorous situations & big revealsMain plot deals with love, relationships, sex,etc.Secondary plots deal with a variety of… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Comedies

BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Introduction

Dear Lord – this book took me forever to finish!  But, now that I’m done, I feel like I’ve accomplished a life goal.  It might even be an item on my bucket list. I made a poll asking if I should split this post up &the consensus (from two people), was a resounding, “YES.” Suffice… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare – Introduction