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A goal of Shakespearean proportions

Summer just doesn’t seem the same without Shakespeare. There’s nothing quite like spending a summer evening lounging about on a hill of green, nibbling grapes and cheese, spending time with friends while laughing with the Bard. I’ve seen nearly all his comedies, most of his tragedies, and read quite a few of the same. However, as a chill settles in the air his plays tend to be stored away with the warm-weather clothing.

Well, Ingrid is offering a remedy to this particular issue: read 38 plays in as many days. That’s right, 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in 38 days – and she’s inviting us to do the same. This form of “Extreme Shakespeare” begins March 1st and runs through April 7th.

Though this be madness, yet there is method in it {Hamlet, Act II, Scene II} … setting a goal such as this propels you to read something you normally wouldn’t. I mean really, how many of us get up in the morning thinking, You know what I’m in the mood for? A really depressing tragedy in iambic pentameter!

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2 Comments

  1. Uh… no… Much as I love Julius Caesar, that is entirely too much Shakespeare. I like to watch plays, not read them.

  2. I wish I had time for it! Maybe next year…

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