My kind of Shakespeare

Jessica Norrie interviews herself in this reflective post on Shakespeare. We had a very thick red leather collection of all his plays at home and when sick it was a source of comfort for some reason. I have no idea what became of it. We did Julius Caesar at school for O’level and I enjoyed it so much I actually got all the questions right. I have seen some plays and film versions but must admit living in Spain for 15 years meant little opportunity. Jessica also reviews a new book For the Love of Shakespeare which would make a great gift.. head over and share your memories of the Bard with Jessica.

Words and Fictions

Every so often a new Shakespeare Companion comes along. If you’re like me you’ll have had times in your life when Shakespeare’s appeared on your stage a lot, and times when you’re Shakespeare-lite – very young children put an end to theatre going for a while, for example, but as they grew up it seemed as important to tell them about Shakespeare as it was to go swimming and encourage playing a musical instrument. 61o9iu2bugfl-_sx394_bo1204203200_The Shakespeare companion my parents gave me was Twenty Tales from Shakespeare which amazingly is still available from secondhand booksellers. It had Richard Burton in moody black and white on the front cover, and gave succinct plot summaries with well chosen quotes from the most popular plays. For my children I bought Marcia William‘s beautiful comic strip versions, and found it did me no harm before seeing a play to sneak a quick plot update or remind myself of a juicy…

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My name is Sally Cronin and I am doing what I love.. Writing. Books, short stories, Haiku and blog posts. My previous jobs are only relevant in as much as they have gifted me with a wonderful filing cabinet of memories and experiences which are very useful when putting pen to paper. I move between non-fiction health books and posts and fairy stories, romance and humour. I love variety which is why I called my blog Smorgasbord Invitation and you will find a wide range of subjects. You can find the whole story here. Find out more at

10 thoughts on “My kind of Shakespeare

  1. Haven’t read much of Shakespeare, but I do like Merchant of Venice and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Haven’t seen any actual Shakespeare play, but at the the school I worked for, they staged a translated version of Midsummer.

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