My good friend Emily is an avid reader, primarily of classics. She recently told me that she created a list of Shakespeare plays she was going to read this year, one per month. I couldn’t help but join her! As an aspiring actress (in addition to reading blogger) I don’t read enough plays, and thought this would be a good way to get familiar with some Shakespeare I haven’t read. It will also help me find new monologues. I love monologues!
Here’s the list! I’ve bolded the ones I’ve already read, put asterisks by the ones I’ve performed in, and ~ signs by the ones I’ve seen on stage or on film!
Shakespeare for a Year:
January - Macbeth
February - Romeo and Juliet * ~
March – Richard III ~
April – Twelfth Night
May – The Tempest
June – Much Ado About Nothing *
July – Julius Caesar
August – Midsummer Night’s Dream ~
September – Henry V
October – Antony and Cleopatra
November – Othello ~
December – Hamlet ~
I’m excited to start! Who’s joining me?