Shakespeare Week: 400th Death Anniversary of William Shakespeare

Death, death; oh, amiable, lovely death!
King John (1598), Act III, scene 4, line 34.

The 23rd of April marks the 400th death anniversary of our favourite bard, William Shakespeare. It’s the perfect time to get out your (lovingly) battered copies of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Macbeth.

Do you remember your favourite collection of the bard’s poems, always on your nightstand? It’s time to delve right into it, and swoon to the beauty of Shakespeare’s words.

Goodreads celebrates Shakespeare’s death

If you feel like having read enough Shakespeare for a lifetime – or two – how about checking out some new novels inspired by his work? Did you always want to read some deleted scenes of your favourite play? Goodreads assembled a great collection done by amazing authors. You can check it out here.

Portrait of William Shakespeare (source: wikimedia.org)

 

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Comics Review #10: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 1 – Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The Mighty Thor #1 Cover by Russell Dauterman (source: comixology.eu)

Title: The Mighty Thor – Thunder in Her Veins
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Collecting: The Mighty Thor (2015) #1-5
Publisher: Marvel
Year: 2016

A war of the worlds has broken out. Countless dead light elves crush into a Roxxon space station which plummets towards earth. Malekith joins forces with the frost giants and Roxxon to march on Alfheim. Odin has gone mad. The All-Mother is imprisoned for treason. The Odinson is nowhere to be found. Loki joins the dark council with his own agenda in mind.

Amidst the chaos and war, Jane Foster aka Thor battles not only her enemies but also the cancer that threatens to end her life.

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Comics Review #9: Black Widow #2 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Black Widow #2 Cover by Chris Samnee (source: comixology.eu)

Title: Black Widow
Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Chris Samnee
Published by: Marvel
Year: 2016

Chapter 2 of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Black Widow run opens with the burial of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent while Black Widow is watching the assembled mourners through the viewfinder of a sniper rifle.

A new enemy called Platch Liev – the Weeping Lion – is targeting the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Maria Hill. Unnoticed, Black Widow takes the assassins out one after the other until there is only one man left to question…

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Comics Review #8: Adulthood is a Myth – A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection by Sarah Andersen

Adulthood is a Myth Cover (source: comixology.com)

Title: Adulthood is a Myth – A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection
Written and Illustrated by: Sarah Andersen
Published by: Andrews McMeel
Year: 2016

Adulthood is a Myth is a beautiful collection of comic stips by Sarah Andersen following the life of a young, introversive woman with a deep love for books and her warm, cosy bed. Not autobiographical at all… 😉

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