Friday, 11 March 2011

Shakespeare Reading Challenge

There are many different Shakespeare Challenges online. They involve reading from one to 38 plays in a month, or in a year. Competitions that are text focused, competitions that include acting, watching performances, or watching movies based on Shakespeare’s plays.

The Shakespeare Reading Challenge has a very tempting completion HERE. And what is nice, is that it has four levels:

1. Puck: Read 4 plays over the year, 1 of which may be replaced by a performance
2. Desdemona: Read 6 plays, 2 of which may be replaced by a performance
3. Henry V: Read 12 plays, 3 of which may be replaced by a performance

To participate, or not to participate, that is the question…

Count me in. I think.

I’ll have to clarify if “replaced by a performance” means acting or watching or either. Six plays over a year sounds sensible - I’ll strive for Desdemona and perhaps read:

Henry V
A Midsummer Nights Dream
The Merry Wives of Windsor
King Lear
The Winter’s Tale

1 comment:

The Gypsy Named Killian said...

You'll manage that, no sweat, I'm sure. :)