Sunday, July 25, 2010

This Week's Reading Assignment

We've read eight of Shakespeare's plays, and we're making great progress through the complete works. Now, it's time for a little change of pace. Your assignment for this week is Shakespeare's two early narrative poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece, written when the theaters were closed in 1593-1594 during an outbreak of the plague. I have never read these, so I'm looking forward to it!

1 comment:

  1. Venus and Adonis was my first introduction to "erotic" poetry, it is an amazing sonnet and still my favorite out of all the Bard did.