Shakespeare Marathon

Ever since I read If We Were Villains this summer I’ve felt this need to read Shakespeare. It was mainly a way to better understand one of my favourite novels, but also a nostalgic look back at the time i was 14 or 15 and i asked my mom to buy me a collection of shakespeare plays. I never read them then, the sheer size of the collection made me scared to even touch it. So I never did read them, but when i decided a few weeks ago to take up the reading of the bard none of my parents were surprised.

since this journey started with If We Were Villains, i decided that the best course of action was to start with the tragedies that play a big part in that. So i devised a list of his works that i had to read:

Read:

When we our betters see bearing our woes,
We scarcely think our miseries our foes.

Currently Reading:

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

To Read:

There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.

Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.


These are just the starting stones for me, as I am definitely planning on reading more than these. I just decided that as my refound interest in Shakespeare comes from If We Were Villains, I should choose the works that play the biggest part in it. This list is meant both as a list of referenced plays in the novel but also as the reading list for my currently reading as i plan to read them all in this order.

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