The Wolves of Midwinter

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shakespeare Fridays

Introduction to Shakespearean Fridays
Written by someone inflicted with
"Shakespearean Obsessive Disorder" A form of Dramatic OCD

    Ever since being exposed to Shakespeare within an exciting way in a  course wholly dedicated to Shakespearean tragedy at college, I have been unable to shrug off a deep appreciation for all things Shakespeare-related. For the longest time, I thought that Shakespearean obsession disorder was limited only to English teachers or professors. In actuality, anyone who dares to delve into the deep underpinnings that are the rich makeup of a Shakespeare play more than likely will develop a fatal,but enriching obsession with any plays that Shakespeare develops.

     Every Friday on my blog, I will be posting different posts about some of my favorite Shakespeare plays and adaptations. Over the course of every four weeks, I'll be featuring different posts for one Shakespeare play that I'll be focusing on. Additionally, there will be posts that review different film adaptations, More than likely, I'll try to cover two, but might only be able to manage about one film adaptation. Either way, I am really ecstatic about this blog feature among all the others because this allows me to have a reason to study and analyze Shakespeare outside of class. Also, I hope to convert some who are reluctant about Shakespeare as a whole, and have suffered great trepidation when encountering a form of English that seems inscrutable. By watching the films and understanding the richness that is inherent in all Shakespeare's plays, you might learn to overcome the crippling fear of Shakespeare and see just how awe-inspiring and engrossing Shakespeare plays can be.

Starting next week, I'll be starting my discussion with King Lear. Interestingly, this was one of Madeleine L'Engle's favorite Shakespeare plays!

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