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4 Women, One Century.

Advantages: Very clever, imaginative and moving text
Disadvantages: quite dark and surreal in places

I first came across this play a few years back when studying Theater Studies at college, and have read it countless times over since then. The play constantly flits between different times and places in history over the last century, but the focus of th ...

techie_fairy 19.01.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Mother Said I Never Should - Charlotte Keatley

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A perfect play for an all female cast.

Advantages: Good characterisation, perfect for students.
Disadvantages: Could start to become dated in a few years time.

I first saw My Mother Says I Never Should performed as a play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe a few years back, and performed very well at that, so when I found a copy of this I thought it would be nice to read it as a script. The story focuses on f ...

Zalx84 22.07.2009 · Read full review
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Review of My Mother Said I Never Should - Charlotte Keatley

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A Tale Told By An Idiot

Advantages: thrilling, moving
Disadvantages: none

German A-level students who´ve chosen English as a major subject for their last two years have to read a play by Shakespeare, when we do it they´re 18 years old and capable of understanding and appreciating the plays by the Bard. They´ve all heard the nam ...

MALU 19.05.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Macbeth - William Shakespeare

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Macbeth: Mad or Bad.

Advantages: Teaches a lot of lessons.
Disadvantages: The language is hard to understand at times.

...Macbeth: Mad or Bad? In the play 'Macbeth' by William Shakespeare, it is often debated whether Macbeth was evil or whether he was just a victim of his own ambition. It is clear at the beginning, Macbeth is a brave and loyal soldier but tragedies unfold ...

Doni07 03.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Macbeth - William Shakespeare

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Fair is foul and foul is fair.

Advantages: strong straightforward plot
Disadvantages: some people will find the language hard going.

Macbeth is one of my favourite Shakespeare plays, probably because it was one of the first ones I encountered. I think it could be argued that the popular concept of witches comes largely from this play, with lines in it being frequently quoted "hubble bu ...

Bryn_Pearson 13.09.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Macbeth - William Shakespeare

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