For the Literary Movement Challenge, Fanda asked readers to focus on drama. Before I figured that out, I was considering reading Tyndale's Obedience of a Christian Man and worrying that I would never be able to read it in the time. I still plan to read Tyndale but it was somewhat easier to read a couple of Shakespeare plays for February.
|Cordelia in the court of King Lear, by Ford Madox Brown|
Bonus: Dwight at Common Reader just posted some great Lear material. Click on over to his post for a handy cartoon guide to the characters and plot, and a highly entertaining rating of Falling Gloucesters.
Fanda asks us to discuss whether the writers we read for this challenge fit into the literary movement we chose. Well, I played it pretty safe with this month, because Shakespeare is the epitome of the English Renaissance, right? I probably should have shaken it up a bit and read Dekker or Marlowe, but I'd been wanting to read King Lear anyway. And I really can't stand Dekker.
The majority of the action takes place at the castle of the Earl of Gloucester, though it does move to Dover in the later part of the play. I am going to count it for Gloucestershire.