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King Henry VI, Part 2
3.66
The only things I knew about this play going in were 1) "First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers!" and going hand in hand with this, 2) it's ver...more
Jun 10, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King Henry VI, Part 3
3.76
My favorite so far in this tetralogy. I found the vigorous seesaw of victories and defeats very compelling, as Henry dwindles to a mild nonentity, Ric...more
Jun 17, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King Richard III
3.90
This is the first real disappointment of my Shakespeare Summer. I've never seen this in performance, but I saw the Ian McKellan movie in high school a...more
Jun 25, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Comedy of Errors
3.72
Not an enormous amount to say about this one. It's slight, it's entertaining, I've seen it in performance and was rolling in the aisles. Reading the p...more
Jul 07, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
3.41
My review of this play was forestalled by my vacation, so now I'm looking back at this and thinking four stars, really? In retrospect it's probably a...more
Jul 13, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King Henry IV, Part 1 (Wars of the Roses, #2)
3.77
This play's sliding scale, from the personal to the political, the historical to the comic, is so robust and modern, entirely accessible. The vividnes...more
Sep 15, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Romeo and Juliet
3.72
The first play in my project with which I'm already pretty familiar. What was different for me this time? Besides a new appreciation for the dazzling...more
Aug 23, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Henry IV, Part 2 (Wars of the Roses, #3)
3.78
Elegiac, frustrating, and moving in just the same way a late installment of serial fiction can be today. For me the tavern scenes, especially Falstaff...more
Oct 09, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
3.93
Another play with which I have a history. I think it must be the one I've seen performed most frequently - at least three times, and that's not counti...more
Aug 31, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Merchant Of Venice
3.76
I love Portia. Particularly her dry humor and her ability to gracefully self-efface. The rest of the play is diverting silliness, but Portia really po...more
Sep 04, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Titus Andronicus
3.70
It's odd that a play so gruesome and disturbing can also prove to be so cotton-candy-weightless - the Shakespearean equivalent of a Zack Snyder film....more
Jul 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King John
3.28
The first play in my Shakespeare summer. I found it a strange, uneven experience. The politics felt sketched in, handled cursorily; France is a cold f...more
Apr 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King Henry VI, Part 1
3.54
Definitely the weakest of the three Henrys. I agree with Edward Burns that this probably wasn't composed in the same creative burst that produced Part...more
May 31, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Love's Labour's Lost
3.54
Boy, howdy, what a weird play. If I lived in this Navarre I would either go mad or be forced to wear earmuffs - the constant barrage of word games, it...more
Aug 21, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
The Merry Wives of Windsor
3.55
I struggled with this one. Mistress Quickly remains as funny as ever but I could take or leave just about everyone else. It reads like a rehash, not j...more
Nov 06, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Taming of the Shrew
3.82
This one was a big surprise - I really, really enjoyed it. I saw it performed a long time ago and it was neither what I remembered or was expecting. I...more
Aug 04, 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
King Richard II
3.71
Beautiful. But I read it too early in the run, completely messing up my attempt at chronological order, so now I think it needs to be revisited. I wan...more
May 2009
Jun 19, 2009
 
Dune (Dune Chronicles, #1)
4.12
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Invisible Man
3.80
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Wilderness Tips
3.77
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Jun 19, 2009
 
The Secret History
4.05
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Jun 19, 2009
 
The Great Gatsby
3.84
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Dubliners
3.85
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Night (The Night Trilogy, #1)
4.26
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Jun 19, 2009
 
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul (Dirk Gently, #2)
4.03
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Measure for Measure
3.66
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Jun 19, 2009
 
St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
3.79
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Jun 19, 2009
 
Troilus and Cressida
3.35
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Jun 19, 2009
 
The Last Samurai
4.15
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Oct 19, 2011
 
Gertrude And Claudius
3.51
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Jun 19, 2009
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