"...a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Though people often say that it's hard to appreciate Shakespeare unless it's on- stage, I have to say that I've never been able to understand his stuff that way. His language has always been too archaic for me to understand.
That's why I was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually understood Macbeth, just from reading it. Yes, nearly every paragraph had multiple footnotes that slowed me down, but it's the explanations that got me through it.
Finally, I understand a play by Shakespeare. I was worried, as this entire course is Shakespeare. I'm relieved.
And of course the play gives me a good tagline for my blog....