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October Wrap Up

December 11, 2019
October Wrap Up

I promise that come May my Wrap Up's will be on time! That's when I finish my final year of uni. Scary to think it's not all that long off. Anyway, here's my October Wrap Up. I certainly read an awful lot this month and it was so diverse. From Shakespeare to picture books. I loved a lot of what I read...others not so much. November wasn't a…

Books Plays Reviews

The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

November 24, 2019
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

In comparison to the other plays I've read, I enjoyed this far more. To start with it's a woman placed in a seat of power in a court full of men which was controversial, to begin with at the time. The men that surround her, even her brothers constantly plot and plan her downfall. Be it rumours, disgrace or even murder. They're determined to find a way to…

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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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The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

December 5, 2017

Once again this was as easy to read as wading through porridge. The concept was interesting but that is all I enjoyed about this play. In all honesty I'm not particularly fond of Brecht's theatre in general. He loathed theatre that did nothing but provided entertainment, 'after dinner theatre' he called it. Instead he wanted his audience to leave thinking, questioning and did everything in his power to…