Sunday, January 29, 2012

Challenge: Reading Shakespeare - A Play A Month in 2012

After participating in Allie's Shakespeare Reading Month (see below), I've decided to jump in with both feet and join Risa's challenge of reading a play a month.  She has created a blog just for this challenge - click here.

"The Plays of Shakespeare" by Sir John Gilbert (1849)

The plays that we will be reading are:

January — A Midsummer Night’s Dream - scroll down this post to see my short blurb
February — Macbeth - see my post
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

In my local Barnes & Noble, I have found the No Fear Shakespeare editions which I plan to use.

After some hemming and hawing, I have decided to participate in the Shakespeare Reading Month challenge hosted by Allie at A Literary Odyssey.   The rules are pretty simple:

  • Read anything Shakespeare
  • Comment on Allie's master post saying you want to participate
  • Link to the master post with any individual posts related to the challenge
I have been intimidated by Shakespeare and figure this will be a great way to tackle some plays and learn from others.  I will be reading A Midsummer Night's Dream.  If this goes well, I may commit to the "Reading Shakespeare: A Play a Month" challenge.

January 14, 2011 update - scroll down this post to see my short blurb on A Midsummer Night's Dream

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