Reading Shakespeare

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
February: Macbeth
March: Henry V
April: Much Ado About Nothing
May: Antony and Cleopatra
June: Richard III
July: As You Like It
August: King Lear
September: Cymbeline
October: Twelfth Night
November: Othello
December: Pericles

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.