Sunday, October 19, 2014

All’s Well That Ends Well - Summary

All's Well That Ends Well

So that's that. My first experience with a Shakespeare play. I decided to go into each play cold rather than doing any research ahead of time. It was kind of hard to follow the thread in spots but I managed. I wasn't terribly impressed with All's Well That Ends Well and I can't imagine that it's one of the plays that gave old Will his lofty reputation but I'm hardly the expert here. For my money it seemed like a romantic comedy that had been stripped of most of the comic elements. And I didn't really get why Bertram made such an abrupt turnaround at the end regarding Helena and why she would ever want anything to do with such a dope. But 'tis not for me to say.

Next stop, Antony and Cleopatra.

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