I finally read my first Shakespeare. Yeah! I read it for my Project Disney The Lion King (the movie is based off this play). Here is the goodreads description:
Honestly... this was a hard book to read. It took me a little while to get in the grove of reading. Once I picked up how the conversations were going I got a long much better. I watched the 1996 film Hamlet (4 hours) after reading and now I wish I had read along with the film. It uses the exact text and helps one understand more of what they are reading. I was able though to figure out what the main plot was. I find that it was interesting and what made it even more perfect is that it wasn't too long. I suppose that is because I was reading a play so I am only going to read what people are going to sit there and actually watch.
I didn't go and study the story and the meanings behind it. I simply just read it for enjoyment. I like the love... the drama... the witty text. To finally read "to be or not to be". Since I haven't really paid too much attention to Shakespeare novels before (except Romeo and Juliet of course) the ending was a complete surprise to me! Shakespeare actually wasn't spoiled! Shocker I know. I believe that (well from this play) that Hamlet should be read in one sitting. I feel that putting it down and coming back to it later just takes away from the play feeling. I love plays/broadway, so while reading this I was trying to read it as if I was listening to a play.
I enjoyed this even though... well let's be honest I really needed a dictionary for every sentence. I do plan on reading more Shakespeare.
The crystal ball says:
Fog is coming..... in the middle of the road on this book!