So I read Shakespeare’s As You Like It… I’d like it in the fire please.
That’s the last Shakespearian comedy I’ll ever read (I’ve read a half-dozen or so). With few exceptions, I just can’t get into The Bard’s so-called comedies. I won’t vent farther in this post since I whined enough in my post on Love’s Labour’s Lost.
Perhaps one day I’ll write about where and how Shakespeare FAILS as a playwright. Of course that would involve a lot of re-reading, and I don’t even have enough life-span remaining to read the things I’ve never read but want to, so I guess it’s doubtful I’ll ever go back over the plays of Shakespeare in any sort of laborious way– especially the plays I don’t even like!
Don’t get me wrong– Shakes is actually my favorite scripter. But I think the general accepted opinion is a little too UN-critical of the great writer, and I do so love to go against the generally accepted opinion!