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    I plan to read many Shakespeare plays this summer I won t complete the full works, but finishing them all is one of my major reading goals It might take me a few years to do it, but I shall get there eventually Here s where I m up to at the moment 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona 2 Taming of the Shrew 3 Henry VI, part 1 4 Henry VI, part 3 5 Titus Andronicus 6 Henry VI, part 2 7 Richard III 8 The Comedy of Errors 9 Love s Labours Lost10 A Midsummer Night s Dream 11 Romeo and Juliet 12 Richard II 13 King John14 The Merchant of Venice 15 Henry IV, part 116 The Merry Wives of Windsor17 Henry IV, part 218 Much Ado About Nothing19 Henry V20 Julius Caesar21 As You Like It 22 Hamlet 23 Twelfth Night24 Troilus and Cressida 25 Measure for Measure26 Othello27 All s Well That Ends Well28 Timon of Athens29 The Tragedy of King Lear 30 Macbeth 31 Anthony and Cleopatra 32 Pericles, Prince of Tyre33 Coriolanus34 Winter s Tale35 Cymbeline 36 The Tempest 37 Henry VIII38 SonnetsThere s so may greats on this list that I have to read soon


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    Have I read this book Only part of it.Even so, why argue about that rating See bottom of review for a list of the plays in orderWhat follows is little than the GoodReads description of the edition pictured But I feel I can do that, since I wrote the description.This tome includes all 37 of Shakespeare s plays, as well as his poems and sonnets It was produced for college students in the hope that it will help them to understand, appreciate, and enjoy the works for themselves It is not intended for the scholar Two column format throughout.Introductory Material 90 pages 1 The Universality of Shakespeare2 Records of the Life of Shakespeare3 Shakespeare s England4 Elizabethan Drama5 The Elizabethan Playhouse6 The Study of the Text7 The Development of Shakespeare s Art8 Shakespeare and the Critics9 Shakespearean Scholarship and Criticism 1900 1950Plates 16 full page Halftone Reproductions6 full page Line Cuts9 pages of Notes on the PlatesThe Plays Generally in order of writing.Each play has its own IntroductionFootnotes at the bottom of the columns This makes them both handy and unobtrusive Liked by this reader.Appendices follow The Poems 30 Appendices in about the same number of pages these deal with a wide variety of topics, everything from The Melancholic Humor to Cuckolds and Horns to Hawks and Hawking.I don t know how it compares with other editions of Shakespeare s works It is the one I have.Here are Shakespeare s 37 plays, in the order presented in this edition This is the best guess at the time the edition was printed of the order in which they were written, when on my no longer young journey I read the play, and links to my review It will take several years for this quest to be completed 1 The First Part of King Henry the Sixth 2 The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth 3 The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth 4 The Tragedy of King Richard the Third _2017_Apr 5 The Comedy of Errors 6 The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus 7 The Taming of the Shrew _2017_Apr 8 The Two Gentlemen of Verona 9 Love s Labor s Lost 10 The Tragedy of King Richard the Second _2016_Aug 11 The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 12 A Midsummer Night s Dream _2014_Feb 13 The Life and Death of King John _2016_Apr 14 The Merchant of Venice 15 The First Part of King Henry the Fourth 16 The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth 17 Much Ado About Nothing _2016_Jan 18 The Life of King Henry the Fifth 19 As You Like It _2015_Feb 20 The Tragedy of Julius Caesar _2017_Oct 21 Twelfth Night or What You Will 22 The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 23 The Merry Wives of Windsor 24 The Tragedy of Troilus and Cressida 25 All s Well That Ends Well _2015_June 26 The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 27 Measure For Measure 28 The Tragedy of King Lear 29 The Tragedy of Macbeth 30 The Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra 31 The Tragedy of Coriolanus 32 Timon of Athens 33 Pericles _2016_Oct 34 Cymbeline 35 The Winter s Tale 36 The Tempest _2017_July 37 The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth Previous review The Once and Future King T.H White s Arthurian fantasy Random review King John Wm.ShakespeareNext review Understanding Power Noam ChomskyPrevious library review Verbivoracious Festschrift Vol 3 The SyllabusNext library review Shakespeare The world as stage Bill Bryson


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    Celebrity Death Match Special The Complete Works of Shakespeare versus Deep LearningUbergeek Andrej Karpathy had the bright idea of training a recurrent neural network on the complete works of Shakespeare It produces remarkably good output for an algorithm which not only knows nothing about Shakespeare, but can t even tell a noun from a verb Here is the first of the two samples he gives PANDARUS Alas, I think he shall be come approached and the dayWhen little srain would be attain d into being never fed,And who is but a chain and subjects of his death,I should not sleep.Second Senator They are away this miseries, produced upon my soul,Breaking and strongly should be buried, when I perishThe earth and thoughts of many states.DUKE VINCENTIO Well, your wit is in the care of side and that.Second Lord They would be ruled after this chamber, andmy fair nues begun out of the fact, to be conveyed,Whose noble souls I ll have the heart of the wars.Clown Come, sir, I will make did behold your worship.VIOLA I ll drink it.____________________The Karpathy article is excellent, and if you re at all geeky yourself I strongly recommend looking at it The examples are impressive the random Shakespeare is good, but the random algebraic geometry and random Linux kernel code are even better.


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    It all ended so fast I feel like it s just January, but look at the calendar it s December You surely remember earlier in the year when I said I had put a challenge for myself This was the Shakespeare Challenge, in which I had to read all the works known by William Shakespeare Guess what I finally read them all It started in January I was bored and I didn t know what to read One day I went to the library and checked out a book that contained 4 of Shakespeare s best plays I read it and soon after I told myself I needed to read of his works Thus, I got another book The Complete Works of William Shakespeare 11 months after, I finally managed to read them all.The task of reading Shakespeare s works was not as difficult or tedious as it seems to be It took me long because I was most of the time busy and didn t have time to read, so I read them in between classes and studying To my surprise, I loved some of the plays, others disturbed me, and others made me laugh out loud.The first plays I read were the most popular ones, and were the ones I enjoyes the most The tragedies worked better for me than the comedies, with the exception of Romeo and Juliet, which I did not despise but didn t love either My favourite ones are probably Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and A Midsummer s Night Dream.About the historical plays, I can say they were harder to read because the tone was serious and they were not meant to entertain, but they were worth reading all the same I think the best ones here were the ones about Richard II and III.As for the poems, they were good too They were beautiful, and this is said by someone who is not used to read poetry.I tell you, this challenge is one of the best I ve put to myself For next year, I m not sure if I ll put aside the Goodreads one because of my studies, but I certainly will read classics for example something by Jane Austen.


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    I understand now why I have such a hard time reading Shakespeare It s not that it s hard to understand There are enough translations and self help guides to get you through the plot of any of the plays And once I started reading and translating, I started to get the hang of it, and had fewer words and phrases that I had to look up No, it s not that Simply put, it s a play, and not meant to be read I know there are some who might disagree with me, however, that s my opinion I revel in the complacency of description and plays don t have it It is just dialogue There is nothing to tell you infinitely how a character is feeling or what they re thinking There s nothing to tell you how the set looks besides a sometimes small minimalist description There is nothing to tell how a character looks, are they beautiful Are they old Yes, I understand you can infer many of these things from the dialogue which is what you re supposed to do, but to me, there is great room for interpretation, unlike a book, which will describe it for you Also, after doing a little reading on Shakespeare and the republishing of his works, it seems there are many different conflicting sources of original text, which is why you often find various works with different scripts I truly believe that Shakespeare meant these to be seen on stage, not read from a page It s where his genius is best seen and appreciated That being said, I plan to read each play, then watch a movie rendition of each one I would also like to list the reasons here that Shakespeare s works are classics instead of going into the same points repeatedly as I review each work They are classics, I can t dispute it, whether or not I enjoy each individual play or not And I do believe this is the first time that an author has gotten 8 out of 10 of my Definitions for a Classic 1 Longevity He s been around through the ages and I have no doubt we ll be acting out his plays on the moon.2 The magic factor His stories will pull you in every time They focus on the aspects of human nature that we all can relate to, so you care about the outcome of the characters.3 Unique He has an unusual literary style that has made him popular throughout history.4 New Style of Writing Now I m stretching it with this one, I know, because anyone who has studied literature knows Shakespeare wasn t the first to use Iambic Pentameter, however I believe he was the first to make it popular You ask anyone to tell you the first author that comes to mind when you say Iambic Pentameter and they re not going to say Chaucer, they re going to say Shakespeare.5 Huge Following There isn t a person on the planet who doesn t know who Shakespeare is.6 Controversial To say his works are controversial is an understatement The amount of times he s been banned is enough to put him in this category The reasons for his censorship are diverse but range from vulgarity, to sex, to politics, to excessive use of freedom seriously, what does that even mean 7 Underlying themes Underlying themes run rampant throughout his works and offer a wide variety of human conditions Anything from betrayal and love to honour and glory can be seen in his works.8 Substantial Influence Shakespeare has had influence in every aspect of society from helping to shape the English language It s all greek to me and tongue tied said to have added over 1700 words to the English language to politics Dangers of introducing foreign politics into a city


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    19 10 I ve just started a course on Shakespeare through FutureLearn and the first play that we are studying is The Merry Wives of Windsor, which is one I know absolutely nothing about So far, I ve read about three pages, or to the end of scene one and what I understand is that while I can barely understand the language, I can get the general gist of what s going on or at least I think I can There are many instances where God is Got, better is petter, brings is prings, very is fery, good is goot, and w is left off the beginning of a couple of words, all of which makes for confusing and slow reading I think I understand what was being discussed in scene one Shallow has accused Falstaff of assault, breaking and entering and poaching of his deer but it was a little difficult to pull that information out of all those difficult and misspelt words Professor Bate s who is the scholar running the course comment that Elizabethan s weren t concerned with spelling is certainly proven correct by the writing in The Merry Wives of Windsor To be continuedAt the end of act I, scene III I don t understand why Falstaff is trying to woo a pair of married women Is he just being spiteful Or is he delusional enough to really believe that they gave him good eyes To be continued26 10 Well I finished it, mostly thanks to www.sparknotes.com I really had trouble with the language throughout the play and had to refer to SparkNotes at least once a page I could see where the dialogue might be funny, but I think it might work better as an acted out play rather than a read one I feel like I would have enjoyed The Merry Wives of Windsor a lot if I had been able to imagine what was happening in the scene better.Our next play to study is A Midsummer Night s Dream This is one of the plays I studied at school, I think I was in year 10 literature, so about 16 I remember enjoying it and the movie with Calista Flockhart and Kevin Kline, also the Balanchine ballet I think I might have to make a concerted effort to get my hands on one or both of these, watching the action really does help my comprehension of the dialogue To be continued31 10 A Midsummer Night s Dream was an easier and much humourous read Having read it before and seen the 1999 movie surely made a difference and Yay I ve managed to download rent that same movie through my pay tv service A movie of this week s play, Henry V, is proving difficult to acquire No luck with my pay tv service, iTunes, Hoyts Kiosk, or my library system.I ve heard the quote Once unto the breach, my dear friends many times but had no idea it was Shakespeare s words that I was hearing, or a paraphrased version of it, from sources as diverse as Star Trek to every day use around the office To be continuedPopSugar 2015 Reading Challenge A Play


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    Please note, this is a review of this particular edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare from 1923 For reviews of various individual plays by Shakespeare, please see my shelves This edition was published by The Literary Press, London on fine paper, to traditional standards, with each section sewn into the spine rather than glued The top edge of the volume is gilt edged It has a soft cover with a burgundy leatherette finish, and gold lettering, plus a gold embossed design of the Shakespeare Coat of Arms Not many people know that William Shakespeare received a Coat of Arms from the English Government, to signify that he and his family were now a part of the upper class Unfortunately, since he did not have a son to carry on the honour, the Coat of Arms was not carried on through the family name Here is a copy of the Shakespeare Coat of Arms The motto is in medieval French Non sanz droict translating to English as, Not without right .This volume is clearly intended to be a useful compact volume of Shakespeare s complete works It is subtitled, Containing the Plays and Poems with special Introductory matter, Index of Characters Glossary of unfamiliar terms It can be held in one hand, and is comfortable to handle, considering it that it contains so many works The frontispiece shows an engraving of The Stratford Shakespeare The print, as one would expect, is quite small, but comparatively clear The special introductory matter mentioned, consists of an introduction by St John Greer Ervine, the Irish writer and critic, and an essay entitled Shakepeare and Bacon by the great Victorian English actor, Henry Irving There are also just a few double spread colour plates on glossy paper These are all by classical painters such as the Pre Raphaelites William Holman Hunt, and Sir John Everett Millais, and the animal artist Sir Edwin Landseer There is also a painting by Daniel Maclise, a portrait painter and popular illustrator to Dickens s works, and one by Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema, who specialised in classical subjects, particularly of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire Since there are only eight of them, they are sadly not very noticeable in a volume of over 1000 pages, but they are attractive to come across in context A Scene from Twelfth Night Malvolio and the Countess Daniel Maclise A Scene from Midsummer Nights Dream Titania and Bottom Sir Edwin Landseer A Scene from The Two Gentlemen of Verona Valentine Rescuing Sylvia from Proteus W Holman HuntThis must have been quite an attractive volume originally It is still a nice one to have, as it presents all the works in a way which is quick to refer to It is nicer than an average modern Complete Shakespeare volume, and easier to use too It has some history, but is still not my first choice for ease of reading each individual play However, it was my first introduction to Shakespeare, as I found it in a church jumble sale for a few pennies when I was a child I remember the occasion well, being convinced I had found a very important work a real bargain It therefore has some sentimental value for me personally I seem to remember there was a yellow gold silken ribbon bookmark attached at the top but it must have got detached and lost over the years.As today is 23rd April 2016, and the quatercentenary, 400 years of Shakespeare s death, it seemed a good time to have a look at my oldest book by him, even though it is not yet quite a hundred years old I have not read all the works in this volume However, if you would like to read my review of a particular play by William Shakespeare, please see my shelves for these.


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    Read so far The Tempest


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    What an exquisite edition of one of the greatest works in the Western canon Armed with an authoritative editorial team, Professor Jonathan Bate has reworked all of Shakespeare s plays, as well as his poems The footnotes are extensive and cover all meanings of words including the salacious ones that many school texts leave out , while also providing informative historical and contextual information.This edition seeks to give us every word attributed to Shakespeare although, as it points out at length, we can t really know what he wrote all of our current versions come from a variety of sources typeset in his later years, and primarily from the First Folio printed after his death Any work of the Bard s is distorted in some way With appendices and footnotes, notable textual errors or areas of debate are highlighted.There is so much to love here Epic tragedies Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear joined by their lesser, but poetically affecting counterparts like Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and Titus Andronicus Shakespeare plays with and shuffles around comic tropes in his wide variety of comedies peaks include The Comedy of Errors, Love s Labour s Lost, A Midsummer Night s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.In his subdued romances, Shakespeare often seems reduced to typical characters yet imbues than with layer upon layer of subtlety Measure for Measure and The Winter s Tale are particularly splendid examples Some of the tragedies and comedies aren t as startling, and some are challenging such as his part satire Troilus and Cressida but every work brims with characters whose opinions, beliefs and motives are individual, and not simply echoing those of an author Beyond these plays lies a staggering cycle of love poems in The Sonnets, as well as his other various poetry which always makes fascinating, lyrical reading.Capping all this is Shakespeare s incredible cycle of English history, which details the country s fate from 1199 to 1533, through the stories of the English monarchs their battles, their loves, their lives and the effect their squabbles have over countless citizens The cycle begins with the somewhat talky King John far from my favourite work, but well presented in the BBC Complete Works cycle and ends with the autumnal King Henry VIII In between are eight plays two tetraologies which encompass the Wars of the Roses, and they are astonishing From the private thoughts of the monarch to the most unimportant peasant, Shakespeare captures an age The introductions on each play detail cultural successes over the centuries, as well as basic historical information I ve seen people suggest other aspects that could improve this such as a suggestion of ways to double parts this is defined as the actor s edition Certainly, I can accept that, but as it stands this is already beyond a 5 star piece of work A place of honour on my shelf, that s for sure.


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