Cool - there‘s a Shakespeare edition!
Cool - there‘s a Shakespeare edition!
Head over to Kayla's profile to read about her #SpringHasSprungGiveaway! That Bob's Burgers mug is what made me look at the post! I need more Tina in my life. 💖
Thanks for the opportunity, @Kayla.Adriena!
Attempting a Giveaway!! Giving away all of the items pictured above including a set of John Green's mini Penguins called Dwarsliggers AND a book off your TBR!! Share image and tag me to be entered! Open until next Tuesday the last day of April 11:59 PM
Starting my 5th and final play for my Shakespeare class!
It's been a stormy down pour for about 3 days now, so I'm curled up in my chair with a fresh baked oatmeal chocolate chip cookie to accompany my homework. 😋🍪
This was the first Shakespeare I've read since high school, and the first of his comedies that I've read. Wow, I enjoyed it so much! The banter by Beatrice and Benedick are fantastic. It was really the perfect play for me to start on.
My daughter is reading Julius Caesar for school, so I've plunged into that. Thanks to Frank McCourt and PBS's Shakespeare Uncovered for getting me motivated.
My review yesterday of Much Ado About Nothing had me imagining an all-Doctor Who production. Keep 10 as Benedick and Donna as Beatrice. Bring 4 back as Leonato. 12 as Balthazar (to rock out). 8 as Don Pedro. Amy and Rory as Hero and Claudio (OR have Tennant play Benedick AND Claudio with Rose as Hero). 9 as Don John (Why has Eccleston not already played Don John?). Captain Jack as Borachio. 7 as the Friar. And...
Matt Smith as Dogberry. Boom.
Much Ado is all about gaslighting, shaming, and faking a death, but the razor-sharp wit and sparkling dialogue transmute these heavy topics into a wacky comedy.
David Tennant is on fire as Benedick in this BBC radio production, so much so that the rest of the cast can‘t quite keep up* except for the always great Chiwetel Ejiofor as Claudio, which is a really hard part to play well.
I am an English major and Creative Writing minor at the University of Minnesota. This semester I am taking “Shakespeare” and will be reading eight of his plays, as well as most of his sonnets. Here‘s our first for the semester! I love the cover art of these editions!
More bookish TV . . . Series 3 of Shakespeare Uncovered available now on PBS. Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt and Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham were on two weeks ago. The two pictured above were on this past week. All are so good if you like Shakespeare. I didn‘t realize there was a new season until I found it by accident. Wanted to share the link if you are interested: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/shakespeare-uncovered/
Last night I saw Much Ado About Nothing for the first time at Shakespeare in the Park! I really enjoyed it--it's definitely one of my favorite Shakespeare comedies even though the second half wasn't as strong. Looking forward to checking out the movie version as well. I love that my city does free Shakespeare every summer!
#agameoffavorites DAY 9: CLASSICS
Shakespeare was heavily influenced by Chaucer, Plutarch, and the Bible. Chaucer's poems inspired Shakespeare's version of Troilus and Cressida as well as Mercutio's Queen Mab speech in Romeo and Juliet. Plutarch inspired many Roman plays, e.g. Julius Caesar.
My favorite Shakespeare is Much Ado About Nothing, though The Winter's Tale has my ALL-TIME FAVORITE stage direction: "Exit, pursued by a bear."
This is my first time reading, instead of watching, Much Ado and I loved it!! I think I‘m still laughing. The rapport between Beatrice and Benedict is one of my absolutely favorite literary things.
#BackpackEurope #Shakespeare #BookReview
This actually seems like more of a compliment than insult? Although in the context of the play I‘m assuming either Beatrice or Benedick is saying this to the other - so in that case, definitely an insult.
Okay. I‘ll start with the positives. Beatrice and Benedick. That‘s it. That‘s my list.
Hero gets left at the altar by a man she hardly knows, who calls her a whore in front of everyone in her entire life, and then a priest tells her to pretend to be dead so Claudio will feel really bad and maybe she can still marry him. Rant continued in comments.
Eh overdone everywhere. If you LOVE Shakespeare it's great but the plot is so typical
Day 19: Stage
My favorite Shakespeare Comedy, although I actually have never seen this one on a stage. I‘m actually doing some research for a story idea... :-) 📚
#AprilBookishMadness | April 4: Couple You Love
So many fabulous couples to choose from. Elizabeth & Mr. Darcy, Holmes & Watson, Arthur & Ford Prefect, Emma & Mr. Knightley ... the list goes on.
But I have to go with Beatrice and Benedict: “Thou and I are too wise to woo peacably.”