May 28, 2015

So You Like... #14

When I was trying to pick the theme for this So You Like..., I looked back through old posts and saw someone had requested Shakespeare plays. I didn't fulfill this request...until now. (Sorry for the delay, Sarah!) If you've read a certain play, you should try the recommended book and vice versa! I always recommend the Shakespeare Made Easy versions - they have the original text and modern English side by side.




SHAKESPEARE'S PLAYS
(as always, covers link to the Goodreads pages)

If you liked...

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try...

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(For that revenge plot.)



If you liked...

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try...

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(Magnolia is like a reverse Romeo and Juliet with parents who want their kids to end up together and the kids hate each other. Like No Other is one of my favorite star-crossed lovers stories!)



If you liked...

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try...

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(Because of the crazy magic and the love triangle that reminds me of the love square in Shakespeare's play.)



If you liked...

Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Made Easy)

try...

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(For the girl-in-disguise-as-a-guy plots!)



If you liked...

The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Made Easy)

try...

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(For the "taming" of Lainey.)



If you liked...

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try...

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(Because the girl in the romance is in disguise. I know this is a stretch, but it makes sense to me, okay.)



If you liked...


Macbeth

try...

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(It makes sense to me. It's probably not the best fit, but whatever.)

Did you find any new recs because of this post? And what would you like to see as the next So You Like... topic?

2 comments:

  1. i LOVE this post idea you did Emma! i took a Shakespeare class in college this semester, and although I'm not a huge fan of Shakespeare i did enjoy A Midsummer Night's Dream! ironically enough i just finished the whole splintered series last week and fell in LOVE with it! so i couldn't agree more with your suggestions! great post!
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    1. Aw, thank you so much! I'm particular about my Shakespeare plays. I liked Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, and King Lear, but I hated Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest. (Which, I really should've found a book to match with that last one...)

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