My Previous Shakespeare Experience

When it comes to Shakespeare, I have watched the movies, seen the plays, and read the paraphrases, but I’ve never actually read any of his plays.

 

My first introduction to Shakespeare was a paraphrased version of Romeo and Juliet. After that, I saw the 1996 version of Hamlet, and that impressed me. I was blown away by the clever masking of insults and the general mastery of language. As far as tragedies go, that was the extent of my exposure to  his plays, but I’ve also seen one of Shakespeare’s comedies. I witnessed The Merry Wives of Windsor as part of one of the annual Shakespeare in the park plays. Once again I was blown away by the clever facade of complements behind which hid stinging insults. I cannot say whether or not I will enjoy reading his plays, but that remains to be seen.

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1 Comment

  1. danielsbrown said,

    August 1, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Good.


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