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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…

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Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen

December 20, 2017

Yet another play I had to read for my Intro to Drama module this semester. I'd put Hedda Gabler firmly in the middle when it comes to my enjoyment of the plays I've read. I thought it was good but it wasn't my favourite. Hedda is a woman that doesn't fit with her time. She doesn't want to be told what to do and sees only one way…

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Othello

December 15, 2017

I love Shakespeare but this wasn't my favourite. I still enjoyed it and thought that the characters were incredibly dynamic but Macbeth still has my heart. There's a lot of political intrigue, which isn't unheard of for Shakespeare...nor is a starcrossed romance. Othello is a POC character often referred to with racial slurs. But then praised for his military prowess. With nothing but his charm he woos the…