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Cymbeline
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Start date
January 6, 2010
Finish date
February 15, 2010
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Why we're reading this
We are going to read "Cymbeline" one act per week beginning January 6th.

Act 1: January 6-13
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Ray
Feb 14, 2010 Ray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shakespeare fans
Shelves: drama, shakespeare
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Terence
I was prompted to reread Cymbeline because of the release of an adaptation directed by Michael Almereyda, watched via my Netflix subscription. I can’t recommend the film; it picks up in the second half but not enough to save it (for me).

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen a performance of the play, and the only other adaptation I’ve watched is the BBC TV’s version with Helen Mirren as Imogen, and that was several many years ago.

The play itself is late Shakespeare, with the Bard in one of his more exp
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Laurel Hicks
This was strange chance
A narrow lane, an old man, and two boys.


For one who is able to temporarily suspend disbelief, this is a lovely romance by the Bard that, of course, ends in joy.

The Arkangel audio is graced by the songs of a host of lovely ghosts.
Tony
Jul 22, 2008 Tony rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shakespeare Nerds.
This is one of Shakespeare's Random Plot Twist plays. You'll spend acts 1-4 thinking "you've got to be kidding me!" and then act 5 makes you wonder how this Shakespeare guy made a living at this. I mean, you just won't believe act 5.

If (like me) you're working your way through the complete works, it's one of them and you've got to get through it. Even bad Shakespeare is still pretty good. Now go read Hamlet.
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