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A Month Dedicated to Shakespeare

Allie of The Literary Odyssey is planning for January to be a Shakespeare-filled month. The idea is to read anything by or about Shakespeare or by his contemporaries or about the era in which he lived. I already have a 12-month read-along for 12 of Shakespeare’s play planned throughout 2012 (there’s a poll running for everyone’s play-preferences). But, as I watch the polls I find myself wondering if some of the plays I‘m really anxious to read will make it into the 12-play list. So, Allie’s event seems a perfect time to read at least a play or two of what I wouldn’t be able to read as part of the group read. I’d also love to get some Marlowe in if I can – love his plays!

What I am likely to read for Shakespeare Reading Month:

  1. One or two of these (if they don’t make it into the 12)
    • Julius Caesar
    • Measure for Measure
    • Winter’s Tale
    • King Lear
    • Othello
    • Pericles
    • Merry Wives of Windsor
  2. A few of Shakespeare’s sonnets
  3. A play or two by Marlowe

7 thoughts on “A Month Dedicated to Shakespeare

  1. I have so much on my plate for the next couple of months, but I’m really tempted to join in and I probably will. Just to make it harder on myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m thinking a couple of sonnets, Midsummer Nights Dream and maybe Merry Wives… too. I’m looking forward to reading your posts on Marlowe. I really need to read more of him.

    1. I just might end up reading as much Marlowe as I can in Jan! ….I’ve got Shakespeare scheduled in for the rest of the year. :D… Btw, are you planning to join in on the one-shakespearean-play-a-month group read?….I think A Midsummer Night’s dream might feature among the 12… ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I do need to read Marlowe. (Not in 2012 probably. I’m trying to stick mainly to books I own, and I don’t own his work. But eventually I’d love to read Doctor Faustus.) ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I’m planning on participating in January as well! I have a couple I really want to read (although if they end up as one of the group reads, I might wait), but really, I’d like to read just about every play eventually. At least I have plenty to choose from!

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