As part of our Spotlight on the Author series, we’re now on our fourth week and I’ve completed 500 reviews on the ThisIsMyTruthNow blog site. This week, I’ve selected… William Shakespeare!
He married Anne Hathaway and had 3 children. She looks great for being nearly 500 years old, but given she’s an actress, she probably has tons of people taking care of her! Oh… that’s right, it’s a different Anne Hathaway. Silly me. I get them confused a lot… probably because I’ve read at least 21 out Shakespeare’s 37 plays. See below for links to all the reviews. I should probably keep on reading…. which one…. feel free to suggest a good one I’ve missed. It’s been a while and although a re-read might work, something “new” is even better.
- Sonnets (1590 – 1610)
- Richard III (1591)
- The Taming of the Shrew (1593)
- Comedy of Errors (1594)
- Romeo & Juliet (1595)
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595) — would love to do a re-read some day
- Richard II (1595)
- The Merchant of Venice (1596)
- Much Ado About Nothing (1598)
- As You Like It (1599)
- Julius Caesar (1599)
- Hamlet (1600) — favorite tragedy
- The Winter’s Tale (1600) — least favorite of all!
- Twelfth Night (1601) — favorite comedy
- Measure For Measure (1603)
- Othello (1603)
- King Lear (1603)
- Macbeth (1606)
- Antony and Cleopatra (1606)
- The Tempest (1610)
- Cymbeline (1611)
- Henry VIII (1613)
I adore Shakespeare and took a 4 month course on him in college (many years ago). Saturday mornings 9 to 12… some days, I wasn’t sober enough to have a lot of input, and I think my grade showed it. It was the only class where I didn’t have at least an A-. Very disappointed in myself. Now you probably are too!
I also love the movie Shakespeare in Love. Have you ever seen it? I wonder if that is representative of who he really was… I might have fallen in love myself. And then there’s Shakespeare in the Park.
To see the actual author page and all the reviews, click here. All 20+ reviews I’ve completed are there…
The Cat Who series I adore has a book with Shakespeare in the title by Lilian Jackson Braun.
What’s your favorite thing about Shakespeare? What other things have you seen / read about Shakespeare that weren’t actually his own writing?
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