Happy Birthday Shakespeare

Happy Birthday to the world’s best selling author! William Shakespeare!

William Shakespeare – Wikipedia

My favourite quote of ALL things Shakespeare is:

This above all: to thine own self be true, 

What is yours?

I never really got into Romeo and Juliet, funnily enough. My favourite Shakespeare play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The most recent thing that I have learnt though. You can absolutely love Shakespeare, you can love his writings, his plays, his quotes. But don’t ever feel like you HAVE to sit down and watching a play. I recently read a really good “what not to do list”. One of them was, if you don’t want to see a Shakespeare, don’t. I was so happy to read that! I love watching my favourite actors and actresses do Shakespeare monologues. I have yet to see a whole Shakespeare play though.

Also, you HAVE to watch David Mitchells comedy show based on Shakespeare life. Upstart Crow


Weekly Wisdom Wednesday #2

My great grand father has this on his grave head stone…My great grand father was also the one who was the reason, I was the only Year 12 to understand Shakespeare =D I truly believe that being true to yourself, is one of the hardest and most rewarding things you can do. I believe the greatest thing you’ll ever learn is how to love yourself.

World, Copyright and talk Like Shakespeare Day

There is SO much going on today!

The first thing I am going to introduce you to today is: “The Top 50 Shakespeare Insults” I am going to try and commit them to memory.

The Top 50 Shakespeare Insults“, posted by “No Sweat Shakespeare

Who can talk about World Book Day without mentioning a few books that were then turned into famous musicals.

  • The Phantom of the Opera. by Gaston Leroux. …
  • The Color Purple. by Alice Walker. …
  • Gypsy: Memoirs of America’s Most Celebrated Stripper. by Gypsy Rose Lee. …
  • Ragtime. by E.L. Doctorow. …
  • Oliver Twist. by Charles Dickens. …
  • Wicked. by Gregory Maguire. …
  • Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. by T.S. Eliot. …

My personal favourite musical of all time came from a book (well a lot of them do,lol)

I don’t think that I could even begin to make a list of books and comics that have been made into movies.

I am not 100% sure that Mark Twain actually said this. It’s 100% true though!

Mark Twian

And though she be but little, she is fierce!

Over the weekend I got to (finally) watch the amazing production of BBC’s Midsummer Night Dreams and I am so glad that I got to watch it.

BBC one – A Midsummer Nights Dream

I just wanted to start off by saying that I am fan of the Mister William Shakespeare. In my Year 12 English class I was pretty much the only one who got it and understood, which was funny considering my dyslexia. I just find the language beautiful to read.

I was really excited to watch this particular production since it had so many actors in that I completely respect and have watched for many years. I was not disappointed by the acting. As I have always felt William Shakespeare flows a lot more when you read it, it always comes a across little disjointed when it’s said out loud. I don’t know if that is just me though.

I have to be honest, the modern twist on it was a little off putting to begin with, but you quickly get over it. William Shakespeare was written at a different time, so to see tablets being used to show pictures and quotes, was honestly, felt really weird.

The acting was superb though! The actors fit their roles to a capital T. Whoever did the casting for this should be very proud of themselves. We were laughing at the right spots, waiting the characters to win and lose at the right spots. The editing felt very fluid as well, never once did I feel like it was disjointed.

A Midsummer Nights Dream IMDb (2016)

A definite 4.5 out 6 books for me. It was just the modern twist at the beginning that put me off. You get over it, but it does seem to ruin the beginning a little bit.