Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Book Review: Henry V

Henry V, by William Shakespeare I first remember hearing about this play, at least indirectly, as a child.  Although I did not grow up reading (or watching) Shakespeare’s historical plays, since I did not come from a family that was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry IV: Part 2

Henry IV:  Part 2, by William Shakespeare Why is this play named the way it is?  On the one hand, there is a seamless connection to the first play, of which this is an obvious sequel, but on the other … Continue reading

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Book Review: Henry IV: Part 1

Henry IV:  Part 1, by William Shakespeare I must admit that as a reader of Shakespeare’s plays that I find a great deal less enjoyment out of his historical plays than I do out of most of his other plays.  … Continue reading

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This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

It may be a somewhat widespread opinion, but one of my favorite plays by William Shakespeare (among many excellent ones) has been, as long as I have been familiar with it, The Tempest.  As someone who appreciates discussing matters of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Antony And Cleopatra

Antony And Cleopatra, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Masmussen Admittedly, this has never been even close to my favorite plays by Shakespeare [1].  As far as tragedies go, it is not one that I could particularly … Continue reading

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Book Review: Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare, edited by Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen Off and on over the past few months I have been rereading the Shakespeare plays in the Royal Shakespeare Company editions [1] which look at not only the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Falstaff Give Me Life

Falstaff Give Me Life, by Harold Bloom I must say that unlike many people I have not generally found Falstaff to be particularly appealing.  The author, it should be noted, finds Falstaff very appealing, but he has never particularly appealed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hamlet: Poem Unlimited

Hamlet:  Poem Unlimited, by Harold Bloom I picked this book up from the library on a bit of a whim, but as many of these whims go, it was a pretty inspired one, not least because when one reads the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Tempest

The Tempest, by William Shakespeare One of the questions this book asks that is worth exploring is the extent to which context matters when it comes to viewing the excellence of a play [1].  After all, the play is concerned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Measure For Measure

Measure For Measure, by William Shakespeare I have been reading a few of Shakespeare’s plays (all of which I have read before, some multiple times) in the Modern Library collection in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company [1], and it … Continue reading

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