Happy birthday Mr Shakespeare!
I haven’t really read that much Shakespeare. I recently read Macbeth and loved it. I read Romeo and Juliet in school and hated it. I also read Hamlet in school but can’t remember anything about it… I hated Romeo and Juliet because I thought they were both so stupid to go and kill themselves because they were in “love”!! Especially since Romeo was madly in “love” a few days beforehand with someone else. But I can admit I like the idea behind the story. I’d love some recommendations on which of his works you think I should try next.
I recently watched Anonymous (well I watched about half) which follows the theory that Shakespeare’s plays were actually written by Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford. It portrayed Shakespeare as a kind of tricksy actor out for a quick buck. I wasn’t really impressed with it which is why I only watched half. Pretty good cast though.
Another terrible Shakespear movie is Shakespeare in Love. This one won Oscars. I lost all faith in the Oscars after that. (I don’t mean to poo poo it, if you really loved it, just ignore me. We all have unsavoury opinions)
Since I enjoyed Macbeth so much I think I’ll watch the recent movie adaption to celebrate. It looks pretty dark and bloody….perfect for celebrating someone’s birthday!
What’s your favourite Shakespeare movie adaption? Have you read many of his plays?