I had prepared a lengthy colourful text post however, it has gone missing between draft and published; which could be blessing as this version can now be more concise.
Shakespeare is still well known in England and beyond 400 years after death, and as picture shows many of the phrases he wrote are still used today. Yet I’m not fully convinced. The last Shakespeare I saw in my 30s was Midsummer’s night dream with a friend. The first half I could not really understand but, was ok to watch. Second half got very slapstick which we did not like; we wanted to leave but was in the middle of a row. I’m not the only one unconvinced Davy D is Shakespeare overrated? Is the opening line correct
The British actress, Dame Judy Dench, once said “a bad experience of Shakespeare is like a bad oyster – it puts you off for life.”
A great post and interesting discussion in the comments. Also love Davy D’s poem about learning ShakespeareShakespeare and Seagulls by Davy D
Want to try to convince me about Shakespeare or agree he is overrated. Feel free to post links to your posts below. Could be fiction inspired by Shakespeare for example imagined convesations or interviews with characters from plays or Shakespeare himself or modernised versions of his plays or join discussions in the comments section.
A quiz hereWhich Shakespeare Character Are You?Thanks Christine for letting me share. I see you have written a great Shakespeare related post this morning, I will read now; feel free to post link below.
In the quiz I got Portia; who did everyone else get an did they like? I like the sound of Portia; she found legal loopholes to prevent marriage to the man her Father picked for her. Very modern; some Shakespeare stories have been adapted into modern films; any examples?