My Year Of Shakespeare Shakepeare

My personal journey into the world of William Shakespeare

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

I have always been aware that there was this dude named Shakespeare and that he influenced, well, everything. It seemed like a good time to read up on him and read what he wrote.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Mergers and Aquisitions

Now here's an interesting bit...Isaac Asimov published close to 500 books in his life. That would mean he averaged 7 books a year or so, and would have published 7 books by the time he was 1 year old. OK, maybe he started a little later and that makes the averages even higher! I just acquired Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare and I find that his grouping of Shakespeare's plays into Greek, Roman, Italian, and English is much to my liking. My wife has already suggested that I read the Kings all in order so this will fit nicely with that suggestion. I'm still slightly undecided, but leaning in that direction. First I must finish that pesky 1599 and at least start Shakespeare, The Biography by Peter Ackroyd having aquired this one along with Asimov. Along with the 2 or 3 complete collections of plays that I have, I'm just about set to merge the plays into a coherent (for me)order and begin this madness, gentle madness.


Blogger Carl V. said...

That Asimov guide sounds fascinating, may have to pick that one up.

8:29 PM  

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