The first time I tried Shakespeare was in high school. As You Like it, a book lent to me.
Premature. I didn’t finish it. I thought Shakespeare was finished for me then.
I took Shakespeare up again, slowly, slowly, starting with the Sonnets.
It amazed me how the words came easy to my ears. I loved them!
Still, I kept off the tragedies (and comedies and histories) thinking I wasn’t ready for them yet.
But now I think it is time for Macbeth. I’ve heard it mentioned much in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair and I thought it was time to be reading more of the true classics.
(And to watch the play is a dream!)
Wish me luck! 🙂