Volpone; or, The Fox by Ben Jonson

SPOILERS After studying Volpone; or The Fox by Ben Jonson at A-Level, I was delighted to see that I could experience the play again in my university studies! This play is SO funny. The self-depreciating, satirical dark humour that Jonson exerts shines through the vivid and engaging characters. Watching Mosca and Volpone prance around the stage as […]

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Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Finished reading on 10/02/18 iSPOILERS! Like A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night is one of those Shakespeare plays that has influenced Rom-coms centuries after its first performance. Although I found keeping track of who was dressed in disguise a little difficult this element of the play is so perfectly comedically timed and paced.  After watching a performance, […]

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The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker

Read on 03/02/18 iSPOILERS! After reading Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I wanted to re-read all of the other books for my Shakespeare, Jonson and Co. module, especially since I last read most of them in summer, which was a while ago now. The Shoemaker’s Holiday is my first Dekker text and I really enjoyed […]

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

  Read on 31/01/2018 iSPOILERS! The last book I read in January was Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is one of the easiest Shakespeare texts I’ve read. The characters are quirky and the bawdy humour shines without reading it in a contemporary accent. Although I’m searching for the comic discourse because I’m reading […]

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