The OF Blog: Results of the 4th reviewing poll and the Shakespearian tragedies poll

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Results of the 4th reviewing poll and the Shakespearian tragedies poll

Which Shakespearean tragedies would you most want to see reviewed?


Coriolanus
  6 (22%)
Titus Andronicus
  7 (25%)
Romeo and Juliet
  3 (11%)
Timon of Athens
  1 (3%)
Julius Caesar
  6 (22%)
Macbeth
  13 (48%)
Hamlet
  9 (33%)
King Lear
  10 (37%)
Othello
  6 (22%)
Antony and Cleopatra
  3 (11%)
Cymbeline
  3 (11%)
Pericles
  2 (7%)

Which of these might make for the most appealing review?

Omar Khayyam, Rubiyat of Omar Khayyam
  17 (16%)
Téa Obreht, The Tiger's Wife
  11 (10%)
Gustave Flaubert, Salammbô
  20 (19%)
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear
  34 (32%)
Laila Lalami, Secret Son
  7 (6%)
Adrian Tchaikovsky, The Scarab Path
  13 (12%)
Honore Balzac, Pere Goriot
  15 (14%)
Zoran Živković, The Writer/The Book/The Reader
  26 (24%)
Aristotle, Politics
  21 (20%)
Roberto Bolaño, 2666
  44 (41%)
Jesse Bullington, The Enterprise of Death
  18 (17%)
Charles Saunders, Imaro
  6 (5%)
Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient
  6 (5%)
Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Cressida
  11 (10%)
Clark Asthon Smith, Hyperborea
  16 (15%)


I hope to review the bolded titles sometime in the near future, although some may be pushed back a bit.  Will shortly post a new Shakespeare poll shortly, this one on his comedies.  Feel free to comment here with your favorite Shakespearean comedies.  In a couple of weeks, I'll have a third one on his histories (I should note that these are all Easton Press editions and some may debate the merits of some plays appearing in one book and not another).

2 comments:

Jason said...

Re Shakespeare:

I just wanna put in one more push for Marjorie Garber's Shakespeare After All. I cannot recommend it highly enough-- it contains manifold wonders. I mentioned it once before; I won't mention it again. :)

Larry said...

Placed an order for it. Thanks for the tip!

 
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