WIR #25: Julius Caesar

Julius CaesarShakespeare, William. Julius Caesar.

I finished Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus just a few minutes ago. Definitely shows signs of being an early work, but I liked it nonetheless.

Since all my reading this year, as well as all my television/movie watching, has been geared towards learning more about story structure, I've been gaining a greater appreciation for everything that I read or watch on television or at the movies. I've learned more about conflict in the process, as well as how to turn some unexpected tricks on my readers. Good stuff!

WIR #24: Titus Andronicus

TitusShakespeare, William. Titus Andronicus.

I finished Neil Gaiman's The Barbed Coil probably a week ago. Loved it. I think it's one of his best. I now want to set about the task of outlining it, as it's one of those six books I noted in my goals that I would outline this year.

I'm now reading Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus. It's not known to be one of his better plays, but I've always had something of a fondness for it (despite the fact that it's one of Shakespeare's most violent plays). Probably because my introduction to it was the movie Titus, starring Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange, and the imagery in the movie is, I think, just absolutely stunning. Titus is one of Shakespeare's early works, and also numbers among his tragedies.