If you are about to read Shakespeare for the first time then choosing the right play will help tremendously. Luckily variety is not a problem. I’d recommend starting with one of the most popular ones. Something like ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Othello’ or ‘The Merchant of Venice’.
What Shakespeare work should I read first?
You probably should start with a classic like Romeo and Juliet, the story is so familiar that you’d have no problem keeping up. But if tragedy isn’t your thing you might want to pick up Midsummer or Much Ado About Nothing. Those are the first plays I read and I found them delightful and easier to read than some others.
What is Shakespeare’s best novel?
|1||Hamlet by William Shakespeare 4.03 avg rating — 828,972 ratings score: 57,672, and 583 people voted|
|2||Macbeth by William Shakespeare 3.90 avg rating — 772,662 ratings score: 43,180, and 439 people voted|
|3||Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare 3.75 avg rating — 2,311,108 ratings score: 41,850, and 429 people voted|
What are 3 novels of Shakespeare?
- 1) A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Image Courtesy- simonandschuster.com.
- 2) Hamlet. Image Courtesy-simonandschuster.com.
- 3) Romeo and Juliet. Image Courtesy- simonandschuster.com.
- 4) Twelfth Night. Image Courtesy- simonandschuster.com.
- 5) Merchant of Venice (header 3)
- 6) Julius Caesar.
- 8) Othello.
- 9) Macbeth.
Which is better Macbeth or Hamlet?
They both die but Hamlet dies respectably avenging his father’s death, while Macbeth kills many people to get what he wants. Macbeth and Hamlet both start out the same with supernatural occurrences and end the same with a lot of blood and death.
What is Shakespeare’s most read play?
Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most popular play in modern times, but how did Shakespeare’s contemporaries rate his works?
How do I learn to read Shakespeare?
- Ignore the footnotes. If your edition has footnotes, pay no attention to them.
- Pay attention to the shape of the lines.
- Read small sections.
- Think like a director.
- Don’t worry.
How can I practice Shakespeare?
- Read the whole play.
- Familiarize yourself with iambic pentameter.
- Don’t stop at the end of a line unless there is a period!
- Don’t know a word?
- Learn to paraphrase.
- Get your hands on a copy of the First Folio.
- Warm up your voice.
- Do those diction exercises!
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