Sunday, February 27, 2011


Over the years, I have collected many of Shakespeare's plays. Many were given to me, some I bought for myself, either way, I have a lot. Over half of his works, I am sure. I had only read one of them (But I had started roughly three.), and for the great majority of them, I had absolutely no clue what they were about.

Slowly but surely, from somewhere, I got this idea: I would read all of my Shakespeare plays. Then I decided to count them all.


I counted them all and learned that I had 27 plays. (Almost all of them are collected together in large books.) I still wanted to read them all. And in less than a year.

So, last week, February 20, 2011, I started. I started with Julius Caesar. It was shockingly easy to read and took me only half a week. The other half, I read A Midsummer Night's Dream. I had already read that one before, so it went very well.

I still plan to read all of his plays. I will do a post on each book and say what I thought of it. I'm really looking forward to it.


Ruth said...

That's a grand idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Have fun! JSW has all of the Bard's works collected in one huge volume. (Someone gave it to him.) I haven't attempted to delve into it, although I have read a few plays and sonnets during school years.

~ A.K. ~

Julie said...


A.K, I know, I saw it when we visited. It was huge! :)