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review 2020-03-30 09:17
Nonsense
Nonsense - Edward Lear

This was utter nonsense!

I guess the title should have given fair warning, but I was still surprised at it. Maybe I was missing a lot, but I could not get anything out of these poems and was just hoping the book would finish quickly.

Really not my cup of tea.

~Little Black Classics 100~

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text 2020-03-29 21:59
Much Ado About Nothing - the 1993 movie adaption

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This movie was the perfect ending to my Shakespeare related Sunday reading. This was delightful. The cinematography was absolutely stunning and the movie is very faithful to its source material. The only thing that puzzled me was the feeling that they constantly were having an orgy at Leonato´s place. Well, my guess is they were constantly drunk.

 

Kenneth Branagh as Benedick was by far my favorite thing about this movie. He was pure comedy gold and I loved his scenes with Beatrice. As of today, they have easily become one of my favorite literary couples ever.

 

Don John was played by Keanu Reeves, which was a very odd choice, tbh. I really couldn´t take him seriously. But he gave me a good laugh, whenever he was in a scene.

 

And can we just please shove Claudio in a ditch and forget all about him. Thank you.

 

 

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text 2020-03-29 19:09
Reading progress update: I've read 98 out of 98 pages.
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

I´m having so much fun with my weekly Shakespeare reads and I really enjoyed this play as well.

 

I adored Beatrice and Benedick. I liked Hero (with one little caveat, which you can see in the spoiler) and I detested Claudio. And Dogberry with his obsession about being called an ass made me chuckle.

 

One question, though:

 

Why would Hero marry that douchebag Claudio? I don´t get it.

(spoiler show)

 

Anyway, I have to order more of these wonderful Pelican Shakespeare editions, so that I can continue on reading / listening to the plays.

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text 2020-03-29 18:16
Reading progress update: I've read 84 out of 98 pages.
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

After learning the truth:

 

CLAUDIO: I have drunk poison whiles he uttered it.

 

BT, this is Romeo and Juliet ;D. Although, I actually don´t know how this is going to end. Maybe like this:

 

Claudio dies and Hero will have a victory dance on his grave. He most certainly deserves it.

(spoiler show)

 

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text 2020-03-29 17:48
Reading progress update: I've read 73 out of 98 pages.
Much Ado About Nothing - William Shakespeare

I really don´t like Claudio.

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