I haven’t talked about my book club for a while, have I? Well, we’ve been reading away and catching up on the various members’ travels – it’s been a big year for travel! – but for our xmas meeting we’re doing a different kind of reading… we’re reading a play! Silently, not out loud, I should say.
I secretly hoped we’d pick The Importance of Being Ernest because it’s hilarious, but that wasn’t to be! *sigh*
The play chosen isn’t one I know, and it’s a long time since I’ve read one, but it got me thinking about the plays I have on my bookshelf, because I’m not a huge fan of theatre really.
Don’t get me wrong; I appreciate the form and have enjoyed many a play, but I find most of it tries too hard to be thought provoking and “about something”. It’s like modern theatre has forgotten how to entertain. Most productions I’ve seen have been dire. So dire. Which is why I annoy my theatre friend by always going to see Shakespeare!
On my bookshelf, I of course have a book of all the Shakespeare plays. And I have a translation of Cyrano de Bergerac, which is hardly surprising seeing as it’s also one of my favourite movies! Maybe I should get The Importance of Being Ernest to round it out a bit?