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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

D-Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of WWII
Stephen E. Ambrose
Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M.T. Anderson
The Path Between the Seas
David McCullough
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Quick Takes: King Charles III

King Charles III - Mike Bartlett

For someone who is a royal-watcher (guilty) and who reads far more plays than she actually gets to see performed (also guilty), "King Charles III" is not a perfect manuscript. 

But this post is not about those perceived flaws.

I'm here to tell you I had three different experiences of this play:
1. Reading it before the airing of telefilm on PBS's "Masterpiece" series. 

2. Seeing the telefilm referenced above.

3. Reading it AFTER the "Sussex Exit" from official duties of the BRF. 

(NOTE: This play was written and originally performed years before Harry met Meghan. The Jess character is nothing like MM. Bartlett is not a soothsayer, and his view of these characters is not truth but conjecture. However, none of these facts make drawing connections or parallels any less satisfying or fun . . . )