Because I needed something different to do (boredom can be a terminal illness in these hills), I have just joined the Shakespeare 2020 Project, a bunch of like-minded individuals that will read the whole of William Shakespeare’s works in the year 2020.
We begin tomorrow, with, quite obviously, Twelfth Night.
In case you are interested in joining the initiative, here is the link.
I think I will post about my adventures in Shakespeare – my brother suggested a podcast, but the more I think about it, the more I understand that I HATE talking to myself in public.
So I’ll write.
And as I am at it, here is the list of what I’ll keep handy throughout the year:
- The Oxford Complete Works of William Shakespeare
- The Rough Guide to Shakespeare
- Asimov’s Guide to Shakespeare, in two volumes
It’s going to be fun.
3 January 2020 at 17:42
I’m currently reading The Western Canon by Harold Bloom. In his words: “Shakespeare IS the western canon.
3 January 2020 at 17:47
Yes, Bill always had a good press 😉