As we’re in December it’s a perfect time to do a round up of Shakespeare Sundays. A quick read through the last 12!
The Merry Wives of Windsor is a sadly apt at the moment. It's set around the respected Sir John Falstaff deciding to seduce two married women. What's that you say? Sounds shockingly familiar? Thankfully the women, Mrs Page and Ford, in the play realise what is happening- and expose the fucker.
Before I begin Grammarly wanted to correct the above and remove the commas! Even when it was formatted correctly! Is there a way to tell a grammar correction application to jog on?
So Bill and I go back a while. My mother’s a big fan, there’s even a portrait of him hanging in the family dining room (looking snazzy on an oxblood coloured wall). English literature was one of my favourite classes, being able to go over his work and study it properly. It’s when I first realised that Shakespeare is better performed live.
Measure for Measure is one of those plays that I think people, especially young people, need to see. Not only for tidbits like this one but the general over arching message of the play, just because you’re in a position of power doesn’t make you morally correct.