January 12, 2008

Shakespeare is Challenging

Time has simply slipped away from me lately. While I feel that I've been on the computer a lot I never seem to get to all the things I want to get to. Like sharing this new challenge:

This challenge is about William Shakespeare. Your challenge (if you choose to accept it) is to read 4 (four) books about Shakespeare. Not just the plays but anything about him.

You can read fiction, non-fiction, anything that supports his being the author, anything that does not support him being the author. If you want to read the plays and/or the sonnets, that's fine too.

This challenge will run for 6 months, from January 1st to June 30th, 2008.
Crossovers are acceptable.

After my raptures over A Midsummer Night's Dream, I knew I had to do this. I'm not sure yet what exactly I want to read. Perhaps some sonnets, maybe Romeo and Juliet, possibly a biography. If you have any recommendations I am all ears.

If you are interested in joining this challenge check us out at BiblioShakespeare. First, go make a potty trip and grab a cuppa tea. With all the resources on this site you will be there for a while.


Trish said...

I really liked Twelfth Night and loved Taming of the Shrew. If you chose TotS, then try to also get your hands on the Broadway Theatre Archive play http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Shrew-Broadway-Theatre-Archive/dp/B00006G8HO/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1200520985&sr=8-3

It is excellent! :)

You can't go wrong with Romeo and Juliet--although I'm not as big a fan of his dramas.

Petunia said...

Thanks for the suggestion Trish. Maybe I'll give TotS a try.