by Charlotte Reads Classics
I am so excited about Risa’s Reading Shakespeare event. A play a month for 2012 – yes please. As a teenager, I loved Shakespeare. I used to look forward to studying them at school just for an excuse to learn more about them! Unfortunately I lost my enthusiasm but I fully intend to get it back… AND I’ve already got tickets to see a production of A Winter’s Tale in February – so I might read that as well… Whilst I’m making ambitious reading plans, I might as well throw in an a desire to read Shakespeare by Bill Bryson too.
I fully intend to read all of these, and hopefully I will stick to it. The schedule is:
January: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
March: Henry V
April: Much Ado About Nothing
May: Antony and Cleopatra
June: Richard III
July: As You Like It
August: King Lear
October: Twelfth Night
The added bonus: there will be posts on 15th, 18th, 21st, 24th, 27th of each month which correspond to Acts I, II, III, IV, and V. Each play will get a very thorough reading!
There really is such a magic to Shakespeare’s plays, whenever I’ve seen one performed I’ve been blown away.
I’m excited about this too!! And I’ll also be reading Bryson, as well as Alison Weir’s The Life of Elizabet I – to get some background. 🙂
Excellent! It is a really exciting list of plays.
I’m looking forward to this too! I’m probably not going to read along every month (for a number of reasons), but I will hopefully be joining in on at least some. I’m also tempted by the Bryson, but I think I’m going to avoid nonfiction next year, as it seems to slow my reading pace too much.