Comments: 7
BrokenTune 2 years ago
They are!
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I hope you're well Arbie. Which play are you on now? King Lear or my favourite?
I had a persistent respiratory infection, but it's gone finally, thanks.

I'm on Scene 18 of King Lear (quarto text).

I won't read MacBeth again until after finishing the Complete Works, although I saw the recent film version a few months back (December?). The performances were excellent but I disliked almost everything else about it. It seems like having studied it so intensively in school I've developed exceedingly strong opinions about it and can't cope with other people's directorial takes on it. In some respects it's still my favourite, too, certainly my favourite of the "big four" Tragedies. I often wonder what we lost because of Middleton's adaptations, though. Hopefully only excess verbiage and not any great speeches.
BrokenTune 2 years ago
I'm glad you're feeling better. Maybe you should stay away from King Lear after this reading.

I didn't like the recent film version of Macbeth at all. Maybe it was just me, but there seemed to be a lot of mumbling. Could not dig it.
The trouble is, I still have the Folio version of Lear to come...but maybe it's only the quarto text that's cursed 'cos I got the 'flu the first time I read it and I've never read the Folio version?
BrokenTune 2 years ago
Good luck!
A good immune system might be more useful - or a quarantine for the duration!