Shakespeare 2020

“For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.”

For so long I lived under the impression that I did not enjoy Shakespeare's histories as much as the comedies. Henry VI Part 3 cured me of that mistaken belief. Honestly this play has everything that would make a movie a hit in movie theaters today: war, betrayal, murder, lust. It has it all. And… Continue reading “For here, I hope, begins our lasting joy.”

Shakespeare 2020

“The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

This week we continued with the Second Part of Henry the VI. At the time this was written it was actually the first of two parts, instead of the middle installment. I cannot disagree with the scholars who claim the first part is the weaker of the plays. The second part definitely felt much stronger.… Continue reading “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.”

Books, My Bookshelf, Shakespeare 2020

“I Prithee, Give Me Leave to Curse a While”

This post is happening a little later than I had hoped, but oh well. Better late than never, right? As I was thinking about this post, I also felt the need to add a disclaimer that I won't be diving deep into much of literary analysis with these posts (unless I get in the mood,… Continue reading “I Prithee, Give Me Leave to Curse a While”

Anglophilia, Books, My Bookshelf, Shakespeare 2020

Resolutions and Shakespeare

Last month, as 2019 was winding down, I was thinking about New Year's Resolutions as people do. This year I didn't want to do the typical diet-type resolution. I was tired of making resolutions that are ineffective rarely kept. I wanted go into 2020 with clear, but personal goals in mind. 2020 is going to… Continue reading Resolutions and Shakespeare

Anglophilia, Books, Movies

A Little Love for Shakespeare

I love that National Theatre Live broadcasts productions all across the world. It’s a great way to see brilliant British theatre productions when you’re stuck stateside, like me (I'm still lamenting the fact that I can't be in London in December to see David Tennant as Richard II). Last summer I saw Frankenstein, starring Benedict… Continue reading A Little Love for Shakespeare