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The Vagina Monologues
3.84
I've been meaning to read or see The Vagina Monologues for a long time. Someone was talking about it, as people often do, and I realised it was availa ...more
Jan 03, 2011
Dec 26, 2010
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.16
I don’t think there’s much I have to say about this that hasn’t been said. Like, gee, did you know Wilde was really witty and satirical? I know, it sh ...more
Mar 12, 2015
Mar 12, 2015
 
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
3.89
This is amusing as a quick read; I'm contemplating who might enjoy it as a quirky Christmas gift. It'd have to be someone who can appreciate the ridic ...more
Dec 08, 2013
Dec 08, 2013
 
Othello
3.87
I actually found Othello one of the easiest of Shakespeare's plays to read. I knew the basic plot, which probably helped -- when reading the histories ...more
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 20, 2011
 
Macbeth
3.86
I read Macbeth when I was younger -- year seven or so -- and watched some kind of adaptation of it made for TV. I didn't remember it well enough to do ...more
Dec 29, 2010
Dec 29, 2010
 
The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic
4.20
It's funny to think I didn't enjoy Armitage's work the first time I came across it. I think it was his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight ...more
Aug 24, 2014
Mar 12, 2010
 
Troilus and Cressida
3.35
Ordinarily I wouldn't reread a book or play, even one I read for class, so soon after reading it for the first time, but with Shakespeare (and indeed ...more
Mar 26, 2012
Mar 26, 2012
 
The Tempest
3.79
It's very tempting to make this review simply, "It's Shakespeare. What do you expect?"

I'm really glad I never had to study The Tempest. I've never bee
...more
Mar 24, 2012
Mar 24, 2012
 
The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone
3.89
I've always been interested in Sophocles' works -- which is good, since I studied Oedipus for both GCSE and A Level Classics; I more or less had to li ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
 
Troilus and Cressida
3.35
This is the last text, chronologically, in the class I read it for, but it was the easiest to get hold of. I actually read a version with no notes or ...more
Feb 2012
Feb 01, 2012
 
King Richard II
3.73
I'm still not a fan of reading plays, and yet as I started to read Richard II, I thought I might maybe revisit plays like Macbeth and Hamlet and read ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
 
Richard III
3.91
(My first book finished during the readathon!)

I don't like reading plays, really. I much prefer to see them performed -- they make much more sense whe
...more
Oct 09, 2010
Oct 09, 2010
 
Antony and Cleopatra
3.65
I didn't like Antony and Cleopatra very much at the beginning -- but then, it always seems to take about an act for me to get into the swing of a Shak ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 30, 2010
 
Julius Caesar (Oxford School Shakespeare)
3.63
I think everyone knows parts of this play: "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears." The first part of it is maybe not so well known, but I th ...more
Dec 31, 2010
Dec 31, 2010
 
Under Milk Wood: A Play for Voices
4.15
A radio 'feature', rather than a play, according to the introduction to my edition, Under Milk Wood is amazing. It's full of lively, unique descriptio ...more
Apr 16, 2011
Apr 16, 2011
 
One Million Tiny Plays About Britain
3.38
Not very impressed by this. It's an interesting sort of concept -- a bit like a fictionalised "overheard in New York" (or wherever), but the selection ...more
Jul 31, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
 
King Lear
3.88
Fourth book of the readathon. Read in snatches during a car journey and between acts in a concert! Which is probably not the best way to experience Sh ...more
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 09, 2011
 
Plays: All For Love. Oedipus. Troilus And Cressida
2.00
Read Dryden's rewrite of Troilus and Cressida. From the point of view of art, just read Shakespeare's, for goodness sake. Still, it's interesting to s ...more
Apr 24, 2012
Apr 24, 2012
 
The Works of John Dryden (Wordsworth Poetry Library)
3.11
I'm not sure if Dryden's rewrite/butchery of Troilus and Cressida is actually included in the various works of John Dryden, but it's as good a place a ...more
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Hamlet
3.99
There: you can all stop nagging me, I've finally read it. The plot was mostly as expected, though I think whatever version I read as a child was less ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Dec 30, 2010
 
Henry V
3.85
I think I like Henry V best of all the kings. I suppose it helps that he isn't an usurper (or at least, he didn't begin the rebellion or kill Richard ...more
Oct 31, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
 
Always Coming Home
3.94
I expected to take a long time over Always Coming Home. In a way, I wish I had: there's a lot in it, and a lot to reward a slower, careful reading -- ...more
Jan 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2008
 
Troilus and Cressida
3.35
Rereading again. I think I like it more each time I reread it, though I would like to stop having to right about now. Again, this time I read for the ...more
May 15, 2012
May 15, 2012
 
Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology
3.29
Interesting collection, attempting to redress the balance of gender in writing about the Arthurian legends -- or the perceived balance of gender, anyw ...more
Mar 28, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
 
King Henry IV, Part 1 (Wars of the Roses, #2)
3.79
I only have to read part one for my class, but I think I'll read part two, too, in due course. Falstaff is amusing, and I rather enjoy Hal, too. I pre ...more
Oct 20, 2010
Oct 20, 2010
 
Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales
5.00
Collection of all kinds of texts relating to Robin Hood. The Middle English texts are glossed where necessary, which is helpful, and there are some go ...more
Dec 13, 2009
Dec 13, 2009
 
King Henry IV, Part Two
3.78
Didn't actually need to read this for my course, but since it comes between Henry IV Part One and Henry V, I thought I'd read it to make sure I have a ...more
Oct 31, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
 
The Woman in Black
3.89
After a quick glance at the play script, I have to say I think this might well be better than the book and the film. With effective acting and an audi ...more
Feb 25, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
 
The Norton Shakespeare
4.59
The Norton Shakespeare is a collection of Shakespeare's complete works, including the sonnets, including essays and introductions on each, with glosse ...more
Oct 14, 2010
Jun 02, 2010
 
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Wordsworth Royals)
4.49
I don't think I've read all of these, but nonetheless, I'm going to mark it as read to help detract a little from my insanely long to-read list. That ...more
Oct 19, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
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