Sunday, October 14, 2007

MacBeth...what can I say...


Well, we finished up MacBeth the other night. You'd think I'd be anxious to get to this review, because then I'd get to check off not only another of my R.I.P. II Challenge books, but also my first Book to Movie Challenge book. (Gotta love those 2 for 1's, huh?) Anyway, I've been putting it off because I honestly just don't know what to say. Nearly everyone has already read MacBeth. And those who haven't probably already know the basic premise of a thirst for power leading to ruin.

So, what do I say? I guess I could mention that I enjoyed this book even more than I did all those many years ago when I first read it in high school. I could mention that it is my favorite of all the Shakespeare I've ever read, though that's not really saying much as I've only read a handful of his plays. I could also mention how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading this aloud with Rich and Annie. Reading it aloud was truly a treat, as was getting to share Annie's first Shakespeare experience with her. I suppose I could add that it's my favorite choice to date for the R.I.P Challenge (and obviously for the Book to Movie Challenge as well). Beyond that, well, I just don't know what to say.

(Do still hope to find a movie version to rent one of these days, but haven't got around to that yet.)

7 comments:

Nymeth said...

I am one of the few who hasn't read MacBeth, but I really want to, now that you said it's your favourite Shakespeare!

I do know the premise of the story, and it sounds wonderful. I really need to read it.

Dawn said...

Oh I remember reading that in high school! I can still remember some lines we had to memorize. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think it's neat that you read it aloud! How cool!

take care,
Dawn

Chris said...

I'm with Nymeth! I haven't read this one either. I'll get to it one of these days...I'll have to make it sooner than later though after hearing your review! Sounds like it's really a great one. I love that you read this one with your family. What a great idea!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I can't even remember if I read this is high school or not. I probably did, but just can't remember. You know what I say - bravo to you for reading these kinds of classics. You're so much better than me, I wouldn't even begin to attempt it :) And a twofer - good for you for reading something for multiple challenges!!!

Dewey said...

Have you seen it performed as a play? That's a really special treat.

Callista said...

I've added this to the Book to Movie challenge listing. 2 with 1 book is always a plus!

Are you participating in historia's shakespeare challenge??

Court said...

Ah, this is one of my favourite Shakespearian plays as well. :) Happy to hear that this revisitation to the play was such an enjoyable experience. :)