Friday, July 4, 2008

Shakespeare books I've been flipping through lately

Harold Bloom's Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human continues to provide interesting analysis. I also recently looked at Asimov's Guide to Shakespeare, primarily because Asimov is a long-time favorite writer of mine. I quite like it, but unfortunately I don't have a copy. I'll be sure to pick one up from the library so I can look at everything he has to say about Henry V.

I also found a book on my shelf which I didn't even remember having. It's called A Natural Perspective: The Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance, and it is by Northrop Frye. I'm going to be sure to check that out at some point, and I'll post here when I do.


Anonymous said...

If you find any other books about shakespeare and you would recommend it to someone post it.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bardolator are ya done or what?

Anonymous said...

i wish I was home schooled.

you should create a book list. I'll help you. This one should be at the top: Will and Me, How Shakespeare Took Over my Life, by Dominic Dromgoole. (or actually, don't, cuz if too many people know about it I won't be able to give it as the coolest gift ever.)


Bardolator said...

I'm not done, I've just... suspended my campaign. Temporarily. I'll be back, I swear.

Grace, I've read that one, it was rather fantastic. definitely please tell me any suggestions you have, I'm always on the lookout for more Shakespeare-related reading.

Anonymous said...

One thing moving does: makes you realize how many friggin' shakespeare books you have. I wouldn't be able to name them all if I tried. Come browse my bookshelves some time, cuz I haven't read any of these cover to cover, I mostly use them for essays and workshops.


Bardolator said...

Thanks, I'd definitely like to read some of those. I've actually been doing some Shakespeare-related things lately (the horror! I have a blog about Shakespeare and I'm actually READING SHAKESPEARE), so yeah.