Friday, September 21, 2012

Let’s Read Plays Sign Up Post



Let’s Read Plays is a yearlong event of reading classics plays. From November 2012 to October 2013 we will read classics plays (as many as you wish) throughout the year, at least twelve plays for twelve month. Why plays? Well, for me, it’s to encourage myself to enjoy classics plays. I am an Indonesian reader, and here we never study literature either in school or in college. I read only one Shakespeare in my life (which I couldn’t really enjoy), and I think I should give him another try. So, when The Classics Club offered its members to host Shakespeare’s event, I volunteered to host—not only Shakespeare—but a yearlong classics plays event. Dessy, another blogger from Indonesia who share the same interest in plays [especially Oscar Wilde’s :) ], would be my co-host.

So….this would be our biggest challenge for a year! Two Indonesian readers whose first languages are not English, and who never studied English literature, would host the event for twelve month. But here we are…. :), we love challenge, we (try to) love plays, and most of all we love to read. So, here is the event…

Let’s Read Plays

We will read plays from Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, other authors and also Greek plays. As the host, Dessy and I have created a schedule with themes to read for every month (scroll down to the end of this post). For example, for the first month we will read Shakespeare’s tragedy, you can pick as many titles as you wish (at least 1) from Shakespeare’s tragedy collections, read and post the review(s). One or two of the months will be freebie month, when you can read any theme you want. Here is the complete list of the plays, we are gathering as many as possible titles for our reference, but you are free to add your own titles if it’s not included in the list, as long as it fits the theme.

There will be giveaway(s) along or at the end of the event, and there would also meme(s) related to plays or Shakespeare we will have during the event (might come with giveaways too!). If you are interested to participate in any ways (games, quizzes, giveaways, guest posts or anything) please let me know by filling this form. so that we can discuss it. We are looking forward to your active participation because this would be a yearlong event, and it will be good if we can have many different activities and hosts to bring more fun to the event!

You can sign up from today, just leave a comment with your name, blog name and URL! So come…let’s read plays!


List of Participants:
1. Bzee
2. Patty
3. Ao Bibliophile
4. Listra
5. Melissa (Avid Reader)
6. Melisa
7. Joon Ann
8. Risa
9. Arenel
10. Michelle
11. Rachel
12. A.S. Dewi
13. Helvry
14. severalfourmany
15. Katie
16. Sary
17. Hobby Buku

Signing Up after 15 Nov '12:
18. Althesia
19. Annette
20. Darjeeling
21. Ann
22. Cynthia


59 comments:

  1. I'm in!
    Bzee @ Bacaan B.Zee
    http://bacaanbzee.wordpress.com

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    1. Let's welcome the first participant! Yayyy..! :)

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  2. Good luck ya read alongnya :D
    Saya nggak ikutan mba Fanda, classic is not my cup of tea.. T.T

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  3. count me in Fanda! i'll blog about this as well over the weekend. :)

    aobibliophile™ at aobiblioclassique™
    http://aobiblioclassique.blogspot.com/

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    1. hi Fanda! i posted the badge on my right sidebar and blogged about the event. check it out here:
      Playfest: November 2012 to October 2013

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  4. Ah, so many Shakespeare! I love you, Fanda. Thanks a lot.

    Surely join, dear lady.

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    1. Lady Fanda? Hmm...not too bad.. LOL!
      Thanks Listra, it'll be fun to read plays with you, we can chat over it on twitter too. :)

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  5. I love this idea! I'm in. I'm always up for a good Shakespeare play.

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    1. Welcome on board Melissa! Hope you'll enjoy the event..

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    2. Want any translation? *wink*

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    3. I'll call you when I need a comedian.. *wink*

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  6. OK, I'm joining! Either this way to read some of those shaking Shakespeare or not at all! :P

    Melisa @surgabukuku
    http://surgabukuku.wordpress.com

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    1. I'm glad you finally join us, Mel! You're right, either try or not at all!

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    1. yayyy...I'm so glad you're coming with us, Joon Ann! Hope you'll like the event.

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  8. I'm in! I'm signing up with my play blog. I'll list my plays for each month as and when I read them.

    A lovely initiative, Fanda and Dessy! :)

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    1. Wow, I just knew that you have a blog for plays, verses and poetry! I think you should have hosted this event instead of us, Risa... :) Hopefully we don't disappoint you.

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    2. I've only just sort of created it, Fanda. I'd always intended having a separate blog for plays and poetry but began putting it together only in the last week. And to be honest, it was your event that spurred me on to open it now. Otherwise I was going to open it only in January. :)

      I'm sure I won't be in the least bit disappointed! Am really looking forward to taking part and I hope I stick to your schedule. :D

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  9. Fanda, here's my post on the plays I'll be reading...
    http://anovelattachment.wordpress.com/2012/10/07/a-year-of-plays/

    I'm excited and looking forward to the event! :)

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  10. I'm also in!
    Arenel @ Slightly Cultural, Most Thoughtful and Inevitably Irrelevant
    http://irrelevant-scribble.blogspot.cz/

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    1. Glad to have you, Arenel.. Have fun! :)

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    2. I'm going to ;) And here is my list: http://irrelevant-scribble.blogspot.cz/2012/10/lets-read-plays-challenge.html

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  11. Hi Fanda! I'm signing up...got my list all set. My list is at my challenge blog, Challenges of The True Book Addict here: http://truebookaddictchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/10/lets-read-plays.html However, my reviews and updates will be posted at my main blog, The True Book Addict http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Great Michelle! You have an impressive plays list to read too. Hope you'll enjoy the event..

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  12. After pondering this for a while, I've decided that I can join in. :) I'll put up a blog post about it tomorrow, though, because I don't want to distract from my read-a-thon posts. :) How fun! Thanks for organizing this!

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    1. We're glad you've decided to join us, Rachel!

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    1. Yaayyy...glad to have you with us, Dewi!

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  14. Hmm... i have decided to join this challenge mbak :)

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    1. Awwww.... this is a SURPRISE! Welcome aboard Helvry!

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    1. You're in. Have fun, and...Let's Read Plays! ;)

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  16. Wow - this sounds like fun! Especially considering how I'm supposed to be reading Shakespeare for the next few months for school :) Count me in!

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    1. Almost forget, I'm Katie from Fiction Predictions: http://fictionpredictions.blogspot.com

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    2. You're in, and can begin now... :)

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    3. Just another question: Does Romeo and Juliet qualify as a tragedy? I meant to read that, but thought I should check again before starting!

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    4. Yes, Katie, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy, you can check this list: http://klasikfanda.blogspot.com/p/plays-list-lets-read-plays-event-2012.html

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  17. I am in. Name is Sary from sarrod22.blogspot.com :D

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    1. Hi Sary, good to have you here. Have fun! :)

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    2. Thank you! I am VERY excited for this! :D

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  18. Last but (hopelly) not least, I'm in too :D about my list, I'm gonna posted after choose which on I'm gonna read ('coz not a biggest fan on plays). [ HobbyBuku's Classic | http://my-classic-books.blogspot.com ]

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    1. Yay! Hope you'll love plays after this! ;)

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  19. fanda..i want to join this event, i already nervous because it's my first time try to read plays..but i will try..so need your help yaa.

    #MariMembaca | http://althesia.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome aboard , Esi! Hope you'll enjoy this event..

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  20. I just joined. I also joined your blog.
    http://impressionsinink.blogspot.com
    It was recently that I read The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.

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    1. Thanks for joining, Annette! I've put your name into the list. I liked Importance, it's really entertaining.

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  21. Aku ikutan ya Mbak Fanda :)
    Darjeeling@darjeelingclassic.wordpress.com

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    1. OK Vannya, thanks for joining, and have fun! :)

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  22. I haven't read plays and would love to try some.

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    1. Welcome aboard Anitha, enjoy and have fun with plays! :)

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  23. Just found your challenge...hope it's not too late to join in! Cynthia
    http://thethingsyoucanread.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Cynthia, welcome on board! Of course it's never to late to join in, but consequently you will be excluded from the giveaways. Other than that, you are free to participate. Have fun! :)

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