i want to be straight up. i am no Shakespeare expert. while i am studying theatre, i am not studying Shakespeare and this is not a project for school. i decided to do this because i have wanted to read all of will's works for the past decade or so. i need accountability. hard core. i thought i would make a project of reading the entire canon, then decided that the only way to do it was to really push myself with concrete deadlines. reading everything in a rough semblance of chronological order seemed a great way to get a sense of evolvement and continuity. so yay Shakespeare and yay me!
but. then i started thinking about how cool it would be to share the project and get people excited about digging into Shakespeare. i thought those who love it and those who hate it could benefit equally from sharing this project with me. wouldn't it be cool to create some sort of forum for talking and learning about something most people haven't touched since it was rammed down their throats in high school? yes. yes it would be. voilà. the blog is born.
who knows, maybe no one will read this thing and the blog element will be a flop. but you know what? worst case scenario: i will have read all of shakespeare's works in 365 days. and that was the whole point anyway. awesome.
by the way, i lied. I am not starting with Henry 6. i realized that I should probably start with something slightly less daunting than a history trilogy. yikes.
my first play pick is COMEDY OF ERRORS. woo! tomorrow i will read the introduction and background information that my Bevington anthology has to offer, and we will go from there.
i look forward to hearing from you!