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Richard III by Shakespeare

November 24, 2019
Richard III by Shakespeare

Well, another play. This was actually the first play I had read but somehow managed to miss posting a review. In all honesty, this is very much just a reiteration of what I've said previously. Whilst I liked the story the format makes it difficult. Besides with this play, each character had multiple names which made keeping track of the plot lines very difficult. It depended on who…

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The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

November 24, 2019
The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Another play, what a surprise. It seems all I read these days are plays! The Revenger's Tragedy is what is says on the tin. Everyone in this court has a desire to gain revenge on someone who wronged them, and of course in typical fashion, those characters fall foul to their desires. Nearly everyone dies. I've pretty much prefaced every review of a play with the disclaimer that…

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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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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…