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Shakespeare: Third Quarter

This was a very good run of plays. Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It, Othello and most of all Hamlet are all brilliant plays. There is a certain cruelty to the comedy in both The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night, but both are still very enjoyable. I was a bit less sure about Troilus and Cressida (because of Cressida's abrupt switch of loyalties), and by the odd sexual politics of All's Well That Ends Well and Measure for Measure, though both could be very impressive in the right hands.

I veered a bit from my loyalty to the Arkangel series here - watching the Branagh version of Much Ado About Nothing and the BBC version of Troilus and Cressida. Good to have a bit of variety.

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shadesong
Feb. 26th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
Branagh's "Much Ado" is my daughter's favorite Shakespeare so far...
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