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  1. Charlotte
    Charlotte January 3, 2013 at 3:20 am |

    Thank you for the heads up about Shakespeare’s Common Prayers by Daniel Swift.
    I am very interested in interdiscursivity, and this, I am sure, will make for an enlightening read.

  2. Charlie
    Charlie January 3, 2013 at 7:38 am |

    I hadn’t thought of the impact the Book of Common Prayer might have had, what an interesting angle to take! I don’t know about non-fiction, but Comedy of Errors is great fun.

  3. Alley
    Alley January 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm |

    Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired [abridged] is an excellent (and hilarious) introduction to Shakespeare. What we know about the guy, what the plays are about, which movies are worth watching, if Shakespeare didn’t write Shakespeare who did? Bill Bryson’s Shakespeare: The World As Stage is another excellent one.

  4. Jenny
    Jenny January 4, 2013 at 3:51 pm |

    My Shakespeare plan for the year is to continue with my Shakespeare-reading project that I began in 2008 FOR HEAVEN’S SAKE (I cannot believe how long I’ve let this sit around), and then to read the book I’ve been saving up for myself for nearly as long. It’s A.D. Nuttall’s Shakespeare the Thinker in case you are curious. I haven’t read that one yet, but I’ve read other books by Nuttall and absolutely loved the way he writes.

  5. Gautam
    Gautam January 12, 2013 at 10:10 am |

    Two suggestions: William Hazlitt’s essays on Shakespeare – written almost two hundred years ago, but very nice, thematic introductions to individual plays. And, if you’d really like to get your teeth into something – Harold Bloom’s “Shakespeare: Inventing the Human”.

  6. Melissa
    Melissa January 17, 2013 at 11:34 am |

    Twelfth Night is one of my all-time favorite Shakespeare plays. Enjoy it!

  7. Jayme Diane Mills
    Jayme Diane Mills March 9, 2013 at 12:32 pm |

    I love the 1996 Twelfth Night film!

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