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Twelfth Night

twelfth nightTwelfth Night by William Shakespeare, 5/5

This lighthearted and unrelentingly witty play is similar to As You Like It and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, but is my favourite of the three.  While I find it distracting to see the modern version of the text side-by-side with the original, in this case, it really helped me to understand a lot of humour that would otherwise have gone right over my head.

[Why I read it: part of the aforementioned long-term mission to read everything by Shakespeare.  I picked this copy up from the thriftstore.]

The Tempest

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, 3/5the tempest

This seemed much shorter, shallower and preachier than the other Shakespeare plays I’ve read and I didn’t feel much of a connection with any of the characters.  Given the straightforwardness of the plot, I could see this making a much better theater experience than a reading one.