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.
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 . . . )