Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex

Read: October 31-November 1, 2016
Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Format: Paperback, 154 pages
Publication: May 2011 by University of Wisconsin Press
Genres: tragedy, classic, play, poetry

Blurb from Goodreads:

"Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus."

Guys! This is the first classic novel...wait, no...this isn't quite a's a play!  I've given 4 stars to!

Celebrate with me!

I finally found a classic novel....that I appreciated!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

...Valentine's Day!

....hey guys!

And girls!
*hey Gilf, hope you don't mind that I'm writing about this....

Valentine's Day!








Valentine's Day.

Let's get started.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Posts From...A...Long, Long Time Ago: Spring Break

Hello peoples!

Yessss...I's way past spring break...(pfft, who am I kidding, it's past summer break, too...and winter break....BUT THAT'S BESIDES THE POINT HERE!)...I...procrastinated...and procrastinated...and...procrastinated....

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Review: Equus by Peter Shaffer

Read: October 24-29, 2016
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Format: paperback, 106 pages
Publication: October 1984 by Penguin Books
Genres: play, classics

Blurb from Goodreads:

"An explosive play that took critics and audiences by storm, Equus is Peter Shaffer's exploration of the way modern society has destroyed our ability to feel passion. Alan Strang is a disturbed youth whose dangerous obsession with horses leads him to commit an unspeakable act of violence. As psychiatrist Martin Dysart struggles to understand the motivation for Alan's brutality, he is increasingly drawn into Alan's web and eventually forced to question his own sanity. Equus is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of contemporary drama that delves into the darkest recesses of human existence."


This is actually the first play I've read....that isn't Shakespeare. And....surprisingly, it went pretty smoothly.


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