Those wounds heal ill that men do give themselves I’ve been a longtime fan of Troilus and Cressida; this Shakespeare play features one of the tales that existed amongst all the great epic storytelling of the Trojan War, one of the many stories shoved to the side as the Parises, Helens and Achilleses stole the show. […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Troilus and Cressida Review"
Romeo and Juliet has suffered from a rather bad reputation of late, mainly due to its place in the English curriculum and the fact that as soon as you have to do it for an exam, you automatically start hating it (it’s a rare person who doesn’t). But I’m reviewing this fully aware that I […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Romeo and Juliet Review"
I know I’m tackling a big one here. Macbeth, the famous Scottish play is probably one of the Bard’s best known works – which is saying something for sure. There are so many different angles to the play and how you can look at it that I know I can’t cover all the bases and […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Macbeth Review"
Arguable one of Rome’s most famous emperors, Julius Caesar is also one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. It tells a classic tale of power and betrayal, focusing on Caesar’s last days and the other power players behind the scenes. The play itself is well known for its title character actually having very little to do: […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Julius Caesar Review"
When I could have picked any of The Bard’s great plays, why pick Titus Andronicus, you may ask? For all other violence and high blood counts in his other plays I’d argue that Titus is arguably one of the physically bloodiest and possibly shocking. When I first read the play many years ago, I couldn’t […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Titus Andronicus Review"