Every opportunity I get, or can afford rather, I jump at the chance to venture to something new for us. Last week we visited Fonthill Castle, this week, Shakespeare.
I love literature and any classic written works, but sometimes they are intimidating to me. It’s likely because I attempted my first go at a Charles Dickens classic when I was twelve. I couldn’t get through the first chapter and it really gave me anxiety to pursue any scholarly type works. In my mind, I had the idea that if there are entire programs dedicated to particularly authors or pieces of writing at Harvard, I probably wouldn’t understand it. I know this negative mindset is not healthy and crushes ones’ ego, but in all honesty, that’s how I felt.
Needless to say, I always wanted to learn more about Shakespeare. Tonight jumpstarted this because even though it’s the most typical play in his collection, the opportunity to see Romeo and Juliet half-price made my wallet wince less than my “I’m an individual” persona. Continue reading