Just so you guys know, I’ve added a link to all my Shakespeare related posts on my sidebar. Since I’m going to be re-reading the entire canon this summer and I’ll be going to graduate school for Shakespearean Studies come September, I figured I should get them all in one place.
The next play of my Shakespeare canon re-read is done. Here are my favorite lines from the Taming of the Shrew, next up is The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of York and Lancaster (The Second Part of Henry VI). I’ve always had an odd relationship with the Taming of the Shrew. I was introduced to it very early on with the Taylor/Burton film, which is spectacular by the way, and I first read the play when I was around 14. For me, at least, I’ve always enjoyed stage or film adaptations rather than reading the straight text itself. I do think it’s a great play and the struggle between Petruccio and Katherine is always entertaining, but this just isn’t one of my top ten. It is worth a read, though, if you’ve never picked it up, especially since the dialogue between Katherine and Petruccio is especially great. I’ll be done with Part 2 of Henry VI tomorrow or Monday since it isn’t very long and I particularly love the history plays.
I mixed the last page of the epilogue (read by the amazing Stephen Fry) with Leaving Hogwarts, changed the levels and unfortunately to make it fit, cut some bits out. But yes. This is what it sounds like.