Love’s Labour’s Lost is one of Shakespeare’s earliest and conceptually simpler comedies. It revolves around the King of France and his three closes companions, who swear an oath to forgo the company of women. Of course, the Princess of France and her ladies arrive … and the men fall in love with them. In the […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Love’s Labour’s Lost Review"
How sweet a thing it is to wear a crown, Within whose circuit is Elysium, And all that poets feign of bliss and joy. The final episode of the Henry IV saga is filled with the sombre tones of contemplation and the transient nature of life. This comes from directly from the plot: We as […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry VI, Part 3 Review"
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"
The Comedy of Errors is not one of Shakespeare’s well known or most loved plays and a quick read of the play makes it clear to the reader why. The story follows two set of twin brothers who were separated at birth. Both brothers- as luck and comedy would have it – are given the […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: The Comedy of Errors Review"
We cycle back to the second play in the Henry VI series: out of the three it is personally my favourite mainly due to the greater interaction between Henry VI (who is now more mature in age) and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who comes more into her own as a more interesting character. As […]Read more "The Shakespeare Series: Henry VI, Part 2 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"
This week I touch on one of Shakespeare’s most loved comedies and arguably one of his most loved plays. Much Ado About Nothing is the wonderful tale of love, gossip and happy endings as we follow two two couples: Benedick and Beatrice, and Hero and Claudio. The latter couple starts off the play instantly falling […]Read more "The Shakespeare series: Much Ado About Nothing Review"