Tag: William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare – Troilus and Cressida | Review

Title: Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 4/5

I didn’t know much about Troilus and Cressida going into reading this, and so that made for a pretty interesting read. It turns out that I was already loosely familiar with the plotline from other takes on mythology, but I wasn’t really reading it for the plot anyway.

As usual, I was mostly gripped by Shakespeare’s masterful control of the English language, and it was an inspiring little read that left me wanting to read more. Fortunately, I have a bunch of other stunning Folio society editions of Shakespeare just waiting in the wings, so perhaps I’ll get to them sooner rather than later. Make of that what you will.

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William Shakespeare – King Richard III | Review

Title: King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 4/5

I’ve been looking forward to getting to this play for a while now because I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd and there are quite a few iconic lines from this one. I’d like to see it performed even more, of course.

Still, it was a pleasure to finally get to this one, and it lived up to my expectations and then some. After reading a couple of relative duds (i.e. Shakespeare’s lesser known works), it was good to get back to something that was just a genuine pleasure from start to finish. I even learned a thing or two about history along the way. A fun time!

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