Is it worth the time to read the complete works of Shakespeare?
August 2, 2008 12:34 PM Subscribe
Is it worth the time and effort to read the complete works of Shakespeare?
posted by schrodycat to writing & language (26 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Sitting in my "books to read" pile is a second-hand copy of the complete works of Will Shakespeare. Help me decide if I should commit the time (probably a year for me) to read it. Have you read his complete works yourself? Was it a life-changing experience? Or would a re-read of only the most famous half-dozen works suffice?
Like most English speakers, I was force-fed a few of his plays and sonnets in secondary school, and have seen a few movie and stage adaptations, but have never really plunged into the deep end of the pool.