This was a tricky one. Perhaps the hardest read in a long time, especially considering I was also reading the Illiad by Homer simultaneously (review coming soon)! As well as being one of the hardest texts I’ve ever been faced with, it was also one of the most bizarre texts I’ve ever read and so, consequently, I […]Read more "Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson"
Volpone: or, The Fox by Ben Jonson Oranges are not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates Death Note, Volume IV (Black Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba Death Note, Volume V (Black Edition) by Tsugumi Ohba In March I read a total of five books! 2 mangas, a play, a novel and one […]Read more "March Wrap-up"
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 […]Read more "Volpone; or, The Fox by Ben Jonson"
Finished reading on 05/02/18 SPOILERS! TRIGGER WARNING! Before reviewing this text, I wanted to watch the Globe On Screen’s Production from 2015 … so I bought the DVD! I’ve watched it twice now (I know, I’m crazy!); the first time I watched it without the text and the second time I watched it I made […]Read more "The Merchant of Venice 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, […]Read more "Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare"
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 […]Read more "The Shoemaker’s Holiday by Thomas Dekker"
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 […]Read more "A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare"