Today for Simply Shakespeare, I am talking about some Shakes books that have been on my TBR for far too long… Shakespeare On Toast by Ben Crystal Published: 2016 by Icon Books Genre: Non-Fiction Retelling/Focus On: N/A (Non-Fiction) I have wanted to read this since I went to the Shakespeare Conference at the uni of York. As fun as…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #50 – Shakes Books I Am Desperate To Read In 2020!
2020 WILL be the year I read all of Shakespeare’s work. Last year, I set myself the challenge to read all Shakespeare’s plays in one year. And I failed. Spectacularly. Because: I wasn’t in the right headspace for such disciplined reading. I didn’t start all the way back in January. I didn’t know how to…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #49 – The Shakespeare 2020 Project
This week on Simply Shakespeare, I’ve got a good old Book Tag for you. It may be that I’ve already done this tag…it’s hard to remember! But there’s no harm in doing it again if I have, and if I haven’t then, it’s a pretty cool tag. I found it here. Hamlet: Name a book…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #48 – The Hamlet Book Tag!
This week for something a little bit fun on Simply Shakespeare, I’m choosing 5 Shakespeare characters and picking their coffee shop orders!… 1. Juliet Juliet reminds me of those young teens who gone into Starbucks when they don’t really like coffee, hahaha. She would 100% get a chocolate frappucino and take a cute pic for…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #47 – Shakespeare Character’s Coffee Orders!
This week on Simply Shakespeare I am highlighting a book I think you should all read. A book I loved with my whole heart, Under A Dancing Star by Laura Wood. 1. It’s a Much Ado prequel! This is why this book is on Simply Shakespeare. It’s a book, set in the 1930s that is…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #46 – 5 Reasons You Should Read Under A Dancing Star By Laura Wood!
This week on Simply Shakespeare I am going to be talking about Shakespearean Genres. There is a an argument for there being 4 Shakespeare genres, but I’m going to be talking about the main 3: Tragedies, Comedies and Histories. This is a post for people who get a bit muddled about what makes each individual genre…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #45 – 5 Main Features Of Shakespeare’s Genres
I’m starting a new post series here on Simply Shakespeare to highlight books about/based on/ft references to Bill that I’m not going to do full reviews for, because I still think they deserve some love! I’ll just post one of these whenever I have 5 books to talk about. Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler (2017) Publisher:…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #44 – Shakes Books
The whole point of Simply Shakespeare is to make Shakespeare seem more accessible so it makes sense from time to time to shine a light on companies who are doing the same thing! Shakespeare In The Park is a company based in West Yorkshire that aim to create open air Shakespeare performances for everyone. I…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #43: Spotlight On Shakespeare In The Park
I’m sure you’ll agree that this year’s Love Island was positively Shakespearean so in the spirit, I’m going to do a post comparing some of this year’s finest to Shakespeare characters. Molly Mae – Juliet She’s young at only 20 and fell head over heels for the Tommy in the cutest way possible. A totally gorgeous…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #42 6 Love Island 2019 Contestants As Shakespeare Characters!
This past week, the utter gems at The Royal Shakespeare Company gifted me (YEP I KNOW I WAS FREAKING OUT TOO) 2 tickets to the live cinema broadcast of their production of The Taming Of The Shrew, so let’s get into the review… I had recently read the Taming Of The Shrew, so I was…… Continue reading Simply Shakespeare #41 – The Taming Of The Shrew @ The RSC (Live Cinema Broadcast) Review