Jun. 23rd, 2015

arisha: (troy helen)
It's done, it's done! It took me from mid-October to June 3rd, but I have completed my goal of watching one version of each of the plays in the Shakespeare canon. I'm very happy to have done this Shakespeareathon and I'm pretty proud that I was able to finish it. I learned a lot about Shakespeare's plays and I'm excited to keep learning about them (as well as the plays of other Elizabethan/Jacobean playwrights).

UNFORTUNATELY, this excitement is only just returning some twenty days after I finished the Shakespeareathon. I didn't plan it this way at all, but the last three plays I watched were among my least favourite plays of the whole thing, and that definitely killed a lot of my Shakespeare-related enthusiasm. With all apologies for a belated entry, here are my thoughts on the last seven plays of the Shakespeareathon~

Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass, that I may see my shadow as I pass. )
arisha: (escaflowne mystic moon)
One last post before we return to our regularly schedule programming - here is a list of the plays in the Shakespeare canon, roughly ordered based on how much I like them (although they are alphabetical within each category because otherwise I would be here all day). This list is more for future!Sarah to look back and laugh at, because I am 100% sure that at least some of the plays will move up or down in my esteem as I read them/rewatch them/learn more about them. The first time I read Macbeth I thought it was boring and the first time I read Romeo and Juliet I thought it was stupid, and now both of them are among my favourite plays of all time. So anything can happen really!

For me, the plays in the first three categories really made the Shakespeareathon worth doing. Can I just reiterate how happy I am to have discovered Richard II?

Sell when you can: you are not for all markets. )

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