Best of the Bard: My top 6 favorite Shakespeare plays

When I started this project, I was curious to see if I would find any new favorite Shakespeare plays, or if my favorites would still be the same ones that I already loved. As I was making this list, I realized that it’s the plays I am most familiar with that I love the most (in general). That hardly seems…

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Best of the Bard: Skipping and second chances

In my post today, I wanted to share a couple of other random bits that I wanted to mention but don’t necessarily deserve their own posts. I’d love to hear what you think of these! Plays you can skip: I really hesitated to list some plays that I thought readers can skip, because all of Shakespeare’s plays have a kind…

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What’s next?

findingthebard: Wow. Well, how about that, eh? 38 plays read and written about. Take a look at the Playlist (I still think that’s clever lol) to catch up. It took me longer than the year I originally planned on, but you know. I still made it! I really hope you enjoyed following along, and that you maybe found one or…

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Best of the Bard: Top 8 Scenes from Shakespeare

Time for part 2 of my Best of the Bard series: my top favorite scenes from all of Shakespeare’s work! Even after 38 plays, there are certain moments that stand out to me that took my breath away, made me squeal, broke my heart, or just in general kind of blew my mind. These are the scenes, exchanges, or moments…

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Best of the Bard: My Top 10 Favorite Shakespearean Characters

Now that I have completed my project of reading all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays, I thought I would share a few posts summing some of my favorites from the experience, some not-so-favorites, some of what I learned, and some recommendations. I’m going to call this my “Best of the Bard” series. I hope you enjoy it! For the first Best of…

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What’s next?

Wow. Well, how about that, eh? 38 plays read and written about. Take a look at the Playlist (I still think that’s clever lol) to catch up. It took me longer than the year I originally planned on, but you know. I still made it! I really hope you enjoyed following along, and that you maybe found one or two…

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The Tempest, and Shakespeare’s Epilogue

Well, we’re here. The last of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. The Tempest is one of those that has a special place in my heart. I read it for the first time on a family vacation (in the battered old copy of the Complete Works of Shakespeare that had no footnotes or explanations) and liked it well enough at the time. The more…

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