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The Malcontent by John Marston

November 6, 2019
The Malcontent by John Marston

A favourite of the plays I've read this year for university. Don't get me wrong, I'm still not a massive fan of plays by any stretch of the imagination. However, I liked this more than the rest. It centres mainly on the banished Duke Altofronto who has returned to his court under the guise of Malevole. As Malevole he is an oxymoron of a man. Whilst he's incredibly…

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The Arden of Faversham by Anonymous

October 31, 2019
The Arden of Faversham by Anonymous

I'd never heard of this play before seeing it on my reading list. Whilst I liked it, it still isn't my favourite. I've always had an issue fully enjoying plays. The only one I really like is Macbeth. I think it's partially to do with having to read all the stage directions and then if they're from around the Shakespeare era I need to check definitions of words…

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King Lear by Shakespeare

October 31, 2019
King Lear by Shakespeare

The first of many uni book reviews to come! This term, for the most part, they're all plays which are different. You think it'd make it easier but it really doesn't when you're reading Shakespeare and similar things. As much as I usually like Shakespeare King Lear wasn't my favourite. I enjoyed it but I found it a bit convoluted. There's a lot of disguises which makes fathoming…

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Posh by Laura Wade

February 19, 2018

I have absolutely no clue how to explain this play.  It takes place in one room of a pub/restaurant where the infamous Riot Club are dining. The moment I started reading this the Riot Club reminded me of the Life and Death Bridgade from Gilmore Girls. But a more arrogant and lewd version. The members constantly whine about how their importance isn't acknowledged and repeatedly harass members of…

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams

December 21, 2017

I've come to the conclusion that I just don't particularly enjoy reading plays. There was nothing wrong with Cat on a Hot Tin Roof but my god were there an awful lot of stage directions. Admittedly, that makes it a great play to analyse in academia but to read for pleasure no just no. It's incredibly disjointed reading a conversation between two characters to then have to read…