I’m back to Shakespeare. I only have a few weeks left in this year and a few plays left to read. The latest review is for Antony and Cleopatra. I have to say that I’ve read several Roman-themed plays so far. I lack only one: Titus Andronicus, and it’s up next. Of the Roman-themed plays, I like this the least. I never really cared too much about what was going on with the characters. All I could think about the whole time was Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in that old movie. This to me was some more of Shakespeare’s melodrama.
I didn’t feel it for the doomed lovers. I just wanted them to go ahead and die. The asps couldn’t have come soon enough. Maybe I took too long between plays and got out of the Shakespeare mood; maybe not. All I know is that I’ve got this one under my belt.
Maybe I’ll pick Macbeth up this week since, we’re heading into Halloween. Witches, ghosts, and murder make good bedfellows right?