So as you guys know, I visited Shakespeare and Co. in New York! And like the book worm that I am, I walked out of the store with some books. I have been on a poetry kick and also I am slowly collecting Shakespeare’s works.
Now, I already own a copy of Paradise Lost because I took a class on it. But When I saw this cover I knew I wanted it because if I want to re-read it, I don’t really want to haul a freaking text book around. So since I have already read this, I can recommend it. It is very dense and difficult to read but so worth it. Taking a class on it also helped because then as a class we could discuss our thoughts and I could understand it more. Good stuff over all.
To continue my Shakespeare collection, I picked up The Tempest. Mainly because over the summer I got to see the play in person! So now I can read it and understand the plot better. Plus, it is a really funny play; I am excited to dive in eventually.
This is something that I didn’t know existed. I have never heard of this (play? collection of poems?) Plus, I am a hopeless romantic so the title was intriguing in itself. I will probably read this one before reading The Tempest, I am super interested.
Which of these books should I read first? Are any of these your favorites? I would recommend these for the Shakespeare lover in your life.