In Which I Learn Roman Numerals! Shakespeare on Facebook

I read the complete works of William Shakespeare from 2011 to 2013—it was one of my Big Life Accomplishments. Thus, my thoughts about my reading often escaped from my mind to my Facebook wall.

Digging up and dwelling on past mistakes and woes = not a good thing to do.

A Facebook post about Shakespeare Sonnet 30

Whilst reading the sonnets, I finally learned how to count higher than 20 in Roman numerals.

A Facebook post about Shakespeare sonnets

It’s all quite logical when you can see the pattern.

A Facebook post about Shakespeare sonnets

There are 154 Shakespeare sonnets!

A Facebook post about Shakespeare sonnets

I may have to read that one again…

A Facebook post about a Shakespeare poem

It’s so meta! A blog post referencing a previous blog post via a screenshot of a Facebook post!

A Facebook post about the complete works of William Shakespeare

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A Binge! Shakespeare on Facebook

Most of my thoughts about my experience ended up on Facebook while I was reading the complete works of William Shakespeare from 2011 to 2013.

A villain who enjoys his job.

A Facebook post about Othello by William Shakespeare

The inadvisability of girls chasing guys.

A Facebook post about Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare

A visit to Rome in a poem.

A Facebook post about The Rape of Lucrece by William Shakespeare

Sonnets!

A Facebook post about sonnets by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the movies!

A Facebook post about movie adaptations of works by William Shakespeare

Macbeth! And Hamlet! Shakespeare on Facebook

It took me 2 years, 9 months, 18 days to read the complete works of William Shakespeare. I mentioned my reading frequently on Facebook. It seems that everyone has something to say about Macbeth and Hamlet!

The one thing I learned from reading Macbeth:

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Ophelia and Horatio: What might have been.

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

In which Hamlet needs a time machine.

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

In which all the cool stuff happens off-stage.

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Always have a Plan B.

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Wait, how many people died in that play?

Facebook post about Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Bring on the Tragedy! Shakespeare on Facebook

I recently read the complete works of William Shakespeare. It took me 2 years, 9 months,  and 18 days. I talked about it a lot on Facebook.

In June of 2013, I commenced reading the tragedies.

That’s a bad idea.

Facebook post about King Lear by William Shakespeare

All kinds of crazy men.

Facebook post about King Lear by William Shakespeare

It dawns on me that more tragedy awaits.

Facebook post about a tragedy by William Shakespeare

A letter to a star-crossed lover.

Facebook post about Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Titus and Pericles! Shakespeare on Facebook

While reading the complete works of William Shakespeare, I commented about him and his works on my Facebook wall. These posts are from May and June of 2013.

Now, you will see why I was warned away from Titus Andronicus!

Act I.

Facebook post about Act I of Titus Andronicus

Many murders. (Spoiler alert!)

Facebook post listing all the murders in Titus Andronicus

Reading Titus Andronicus got me thinking suspiciously.

Facebook post about Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare

Whew!

Facebook post about Pericles, Prince of Tyre by Shakespeare

Life Lessons from Cymbeline! Shakespeare on Facebook

During my long project (2 years, 9 months, 18 days) to read the complete works of William Shakespeare, comments about him and his works showed up on my Facebook wall.

I had a lot of fun reading Cymbeline in May of 2013.

Cymbeline is a dude?

Cymbeline is the king of Britain

My impressions of Iachimo:

Iachimo is a weird man

Three things I learned:

Three lessons from Cymbeline

The importance of birthmarks, etc.

The importance of birthmarks

In Which I Critique! Shakespeare on Facebook

While reading the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook, some of which I here reproduce.

In which I critique Cleopatra.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I mourn a death.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I express a foreboding.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I critique Antony.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

In which I state a fact.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra

Beware the Ides of March! Shakespeare on Facebook

During my long project (2 years, 9 months, 18 days) to read the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook.

Here is a selection of posts from March 2013.

How fortuitous that I got to read Julius Caesar during the month of March.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

My advice to Brutus:

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

The deed is done and explanations are made.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

An exclamation that should come back into common usage.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

A preview of things to come.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

Beware Titus Andronicus! Shakespeare on Facebook

During my long project (2 years, 9 months, 18 days) to read the complete works of William Shakespeare, I made frequent comments about him and his works on Facebook.

Because I just had to share the fun.

From May to November, the saga of the Kings Henry was my literary prime-time drama:

Facebook post about Shakespeare's King Henry plays

And then came Richard, that mesmeric villain.

Facebook post about Shakespeare Richard III play

February can be a depressing month.

Facebook post quoting Shakespeare

Those tragedies always end badly!

Facebook post about Shakespeare tragedies

In which I am warned away from Titus Andronicus.

Facebook post about Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus play

How Now, Mad Wag!

So, it took me 2 years, 9 months, and 18 days to read the complete works of William Shakespeare.

A little more than a year into my reading, my thoughts about Shakespeare started to show up on Facebook.

It was inevitable.

This was the first indication on my Facebook wall that I had Shakespeare on the brain.

"The Hokey Pokey" written in Shakespearean style

You all remember that catchy song from the musical Kiss Me, Kate, right?

Facebook post about brushing up your Shakespeare

There is no brown cow in Shakespeare, but there is a rat and a mad wag.

Facebook post quoting Shakespeare

After I finished reading the comedies, I looked ahead, and all I could see were Henrys ad infinitum. But it was all good because they were all good.

Facebook post about all the King Henrys in Shakespeare