Wednesday, February 5, 2014 books

Yesterday Sanne from the YouTube channel Books and Quills posted a video talking about William Shakespeare. Rosianna ,friend and Shakespeare enthusiast, recommends 10 of the Bard's plays to her since Sanne decided to read 10 of his plays in 2014.

I am studying English and Geography at university and want to becomen a teacher but that means that I have a lot of courses on English and American literature and I became a huge lover of Shakespeare, his mysterious life and his works. After one lecture about Elizabethan times my mum and I visited The Globe in London and this really started my obsession with everything Shakespeare - yes, I even have a Shakespeare Action Figure.
You can find it here
For many years now each summer when I visit London I go to the Globe to watch one of his plays and am enthralled in the story but I gave up reading his plays or books about him over the years without me really noticing.

But Sanne and Rosianna's video rekindled the spark in me and I decided that I want to start again. My plan is to read at least one of his works each month and since it is already February I need to read two this month. I am not sure which ones I will pick but here is the selection I have:

  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • As You Like It
  • Comedy of Errors
  • Love's Labour's Lost
  • Measure for Measure
  • Merchant of Venice
  • Merry Wives of Windsor
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • Twelfth Night
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Winter's Tale
  • Henry IV, Part I
  • Henry IV, Part II
  • Henry V
  • Henry VI, Part I
  • Henry VI, Part II
  • Henry VI, Part III
  • Henry VIII
  • King John
  • Pericles
  • Richard II
  • Richard III
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • Cymbeline
  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Timon of Athens
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Troilus and Cressida
Here is a list of all his plays you can sort by genre, number of words, number of speeches, etc.

I will keep you posted on my progress and which works I picked and I cannot wait to start this adventure and share my experiences with you all.


  1. Ahhh, that action figure is awesome! I haven't had the opportunity to visit the Globe, but I would love to. Good luck reading the plays, and enjoy (:

    1. I've been thinking about this the whole day and decided it was time to just do it :)
      You really should visit it. It's amazing! I did a tour the first time I was there and it was so mindblowing....but I am an enthusiast when it comes to Shakespeare :)

  2. I love Shakespeare. His poems are awesome and I saw Romeo & Juliet in Milan and it was awesome :D

    I really want to read:
    Midsummer Night's Dream
    Much Ado About Nothing
    Taming of the Shrew
    The Tempest

    I've read:
    Merchant of Venice
    Julius Caesar
    Romeo and Juliet