“Cymbeline,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

Cymbeline is a bit of an odd duck when it comes to stories about royalty, war, family, and marriage. I felt a lot like I was reading the first draft of several Disney fairy tale scripts, and/or a recycled mish-mash of Shakespeare's own earlier plays regarding fantasy and coincidence. There are some visuals in this … Continue reading “Cymbeline,” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“Pericles (A Reconstructed Text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

NOTE: We're nearing the end of the book--just a few more plays to go. My water heater suddenly started pouring water out of an element panel and it took a few days for the cleanup, electrical tests, and replacement to be finished. I figured I'd play catch up to get the book reviews finished, but … Continue reading “Pericles (A Reconstructed Text of Pericles, Prince of Tyre),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Love’s Labour’s Won (A Brief Account),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare

As much as I wanted to read and understand the plays when I was in school--and forced to learn Shakespeare--I'm having a bit of a tough time with enjoying any of them at the moment...especially this one Love's Labour's Lost is another comedic play, but more difficult for me to get into than The Comedy … Continue reading “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Love’s Labour’s Won (A Brief Account),” from The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works, by W. Shakespeare