Thanks to Samantha at the Samantha-Lin blog for hosting this challenge! Click on Will's picture to go to her site for all the details and to sign up!
Don't you just LOVE these level descriptions?
Complete Shakespearean: Read/watch/engage with all 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and 2 narrative poems (and other various poems if you wish)
Tragic Shakespearean: Read at least 5 tragedies (as organised in the First Folio)
Comedic Shakespearean: Read at least 5 comedies (as organised in the First Folio)
Historical Shakespearean: Read at least 5 history plays (as organised in the First Folio)
All-rounder Shakespearean: Read at least 3 plays from each of the tragedies, comedies, and histories (as organised in the First Folio)
Late Shakespearean: Read Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, and The Tempest
Poetic Shakespearean: Read the 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems, and the various poems (including “A Lover’s Complaint” and “The Phoenix and the Turtle”)
Theatrical Shakespearean: Attend at least 5 plays (these can be live or recorded performances, e.g. a screening of RSC Live at your local cinema, or watching something from Globe on Screen on your computer)
Cinematic Shakespearean: Watch at least 5 screen adaptations
Non-Anglophone Shakespeare: Read/watch/engage with at least 5 Shakespeare adaptations in a language other than English (e.g. Kurosawa’s three Shakespearean films)
Performative Shakespearean: Participate in at least 2 Shakespeare adaptations as cast and/or crew Musical Shakespearean: Engage with 5 Shakespeare-themed concerts (such as this one), operas, ballets, and musicals
Mix-and-match Shakespearean: Participate in any of the above categories (read/watch/listen/perform/play/etc) on at least 5 occasionsI had really wanted to start all my challenges at the lowest level this year as my keeping track of progress ability is ... not the best. But as Shakespeare is my favorite playwright of all time, I'm going to have to go for the "Complete Shakespearean".
1. Hamlet (1990) w/Mel Gibson, Glenn Close and Helena Bonham Carter
(watched but not reviewed yet)/