Procession_of_Characters_from_Shakespeare's_Plays_-_Google_Art_ProjectUntil two years ago, I had never seen a Shakespeare play on stage, and when I finally did, it wasn’t exactly love at first sight. But something stuck, and I decided to learn more, so I started this blog to chart my way through the Bard’s plays. I’m reading them chronologically (according to Stanley Wells), as that seems as good a method as any, and will do a weekly play post every Saturday. I will also write opera and book reviews (I’ll draw a line on flower reviews), and about various other culture-related stuff. My background is in theology and music, and not in English lit, so this is a strictly non-academic blog, and all opinions are precisely that – I read some background on all the plays (three cheers to Arden Shakespeare), but mostly will write my own impressions.

My other blog is here:

Here’s a complete list Shakespeare plays; asterisk marks plays I have seen live so far:

All’s Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It*
Comedy of Errors
Hamlet *
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear *
Love’s Labour’s Lost*
Macbeth *
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night’s Dream *
Much Ado about Nothing
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
Taming of the Shrew
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona *
Winter’s Tale





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