The Shakespeare Project: Macbeth Act V

A little over a year since I read Macbeth and posted on the first four Acts, and I realise I hadn't done my post on Act V, so am doing it now. Reading Macbeth was part of my attempt to read through Shakespeare's plays which I haven't really read (except ones at school; and other…

The Shakespeare Project: Macbeth Act IV

Once again a post under The Shakespeare Project (read about that here), this time on Act IV of Macbeth, which is my current read. My posts on Acts I, II, and III are here, here and here. Please note that unlike the usual posts on this blog, my Shakespeare-related posts are not spoiler-free so read on only if this doesn't bother you.  In the last Act, Macbeth had done away with Banquo and…

The Shakespeare Project: Macbeth Act III

The Shakespeare Project is simply me reading Shakespeare and writing about it, act by act. My introductory post about it is here. This of course, as you can see from the title is my third post on Macbeth. The first two, on Act I and II, respectively, are here and here.  Please note that these…

The Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts IV and V

This is my final post on A Midsummer Night's Dream under the Shakespeare Project, a series in which I am reading Shakespeare's plays, act by act, and writing out a summary and some thoughts on this blog. More about the Shakespeare Project here. My Posts on Act I, II, and III of the play are…

The Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act III

This is the third of my posts on A Midsummer Nights Dream and indeed under my Shakespeare Project on this blog. Find out what the Shakespeare Project is all about here. Unlike the other posts on this blog, this and others under the Shakespeare Project are not spoiler-free. These posts are not reviews but brief summaries…

The Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act II

This is the second of my posts on A Midsummer Night's Dream, part of the Shakespeare Project that I started on this blog earlier this month. Read what that's all about here. The first of these posts on Act I of this play is here. The summary and discussion below does contain spoilers so please bear that…

The Shakespeare Project: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I

So, this is my first post under the Shakespeare Project, and this one is all about the first Act of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Shakespeare Project is all about me reading Shakespeare's plays, one act at a time and posting about them. My plans and the intro are here.  A warning though, unlike my…

The Shakespeare Project: Reading the Bard of Avon

Image source:  [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons This is of course all about me reading Shakespeare. It isn't that I haven't ever read Shakespeare, but I've read only selected plays and many of these years ago. Last I read Shakespeare,  I didn't actually even read him but simply revisited the Charles and Mary Lamb version…