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Nothing Like the Sun by Anthony Burgess
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Mar 06, 2010

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Read in January, 1970

Read this while I was taking a college Shakespeare class. I enjoyed it then. I would like to reread it after 40 years tho...
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John I read this again last week, 40 years after I first read
it, and I enjoyed it even more that I did back in the 60's.
Shakespeare is almost always taught badly; I was lucky
enough to hear many of hi best known plays on the radio
back in the 30's on WNYC (I'm 83) where they were performed by the English actors (Old Vic?).
They're written in the style of radio plays - check the opening scenes of any play and you'll be told who's who, where the are and what's happening.
Shakespeare wrote plays, not novels. Get a CD of a
play you've never seen or read and you find yourself
enjoying it far more than by reading it.

Barbara A. I agree about the preference for listening to Shakespeare or reading it aloud oneself. When I took my 2 college classes in 'the Bard' I often went to the library's 'listening room' and listened to those large LP sets of the complete play--and read along!

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