Book Review: Complete Works Of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
Recommended: High School,Young Adults,Adults
As an easterner I was wondering how I would be able to relate with a western shakespeare and thats where I was truly wrong.
My goal for last year was to read Shakespeare and to truly understand why it was admired by many.And I understood it for the first time.Shakespeare brings out everyday emotions and showcases them beautifully in his plays.
I was always very intimidated to read Shakespeare that really changed once I got hold of Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb.My suggestion would be to read the retelling from <Charles and Mary lamb> and then dive into the play.
What makes Shakespeare very popular is that his plays are relatable with the everyday emotions(reminds me much of Indian soaps – drama ) like
Jealousy – Othello
Greed — Merchant of Venice
Anger /Justice – Titus Andronicus (Violence), Rape of Lucrece
Revenge – Hamlet
Family Feuds ,Romance – Romeo Juliet
Abuse of Elderly parents – King Lear
Ambition – Macbeth
Comedy – Comedy of Errors
Fiction – The tempest, MidSummer nights Dream
Carelessness – Timon of Athens
Historical plays – Henry V1
I so loved reading the historical plays and hence got to understand some of England’s history.