Welcome back to the sixth month of Calendar Girls! It’s a monthly blog event co-hosted by Flavia and myself, and designed to ignite bookish discussions among readers. Calendar Girls was inspired by the 1961 Neil Sedaka song, Calendar Girl, (because I’m an oldies fanatic. 😛) For more information, click here!
Best Shakespeare Play!
Hmm… There are quite a few options for this, many of which I’m not even familiar. :p And even though I took a British Literature class in high school, we focused on authors other than Shakespeare, which I enjoyed. However, it makes this a bit worrisome as my knowledge (and understanding) of Shakespeare’s plays is limited. Still, I daresay that I have found one I consider to be the best. Drum roll, please!!!
Perhaps it seems awfully cliche of me to pick such a well known play by Mr. William Shakespeare. After all, I’m the host. I should be picking obscure titles, yes? Broadening the minds and awarenesses of my fellow Calendar Girls? Well… I failed. Royally! Haha!
And while I may not necessarily think this is the best play Shakespeare ever wrote in regards to capability and what not. I think this play is the best because of how purely and utterly insane it is. If you don’t already know, it’s a comedy. It takes place in a forest with lovers and fairies and is just full of tricks and atrocious screw-ups.
My favorite part about this play? I acted in it! 😀 That’s right! Back in college, I was cast as Titania, Queen of the faeries. It was absolutely horrible! I think I’m rather good, but I do have my limits and this may not be quite the role for me. Still, it was a lot of fun and introduced me to a play I hadn’t actually read before. So, I was excited all the same [and it’s great to put on my acting resume. 😉 ]
Have you read Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream yet?
If you haven’t, you should!
Calendar Girls’ picks for Best Shakespeare Play!
Flavia – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Shanah – The Merchant of Venice
Deanna – Hamlet
Mandy – Much Ado About Nothing
Lauren – Twelfth Night
Thai – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Darque Dreamer – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Sophie – Romeo & Juliet