Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare Type: Fiction, play Full title: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar Published: 1599 I read it: December 2017 Among the dozens of books constantly vying for my attention, the ones that get read often have an appealing physical presence. Because of this, I supported the Rock Paper Books campaign on Kickstarter when they…

A Man for All Seasons

Author: Robert Bolt Type: Fiction, play Published: 1960 I read it: November 2014 In Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons, a character called the Common Man takes various bit roles and helps guide the audience through the drama. At one point he introduces the man of the title as: Sir Thomas More, a scholar…

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Author: Edward Albee Type: Fiction, play Published: 1962 I read it: May 2008 This is drama that will truly disturb you. On a cold winter night, watch the 1966 movie version with a good bottle of wine at the ready. It’ll depress you to all hell but it will leave a mark on you, which…