Brady's Shakespeare List
Brady Peneton is a former teacher and current Library Assistant for Phoenix Public Library at Yucca Library. He enjoys reading literary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction of all kinds, especially philosophy and religion. Brady, who grew up in the Pacific Northwest, holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master of Arts in English Literature from Eastern Washington University, for which he wrote a thesis on alchemy in some of the works of W. B. Yeats, available online. Having studied literature in school for so long, he has grown to appreciate the literary greats, especially Shakespeare, and enjoys sharing his passion for reading with others. (During his short time as a teacher after college, he made his students read at least one Shakespeare play per year!)
Meet his list
Though we don't know his precise birthdate, Shakespeare was born around April 23 in 1565, and died on the same day 52 years later. Shakespeare has been appropriately called the "inventor of the human" by Harold Bloom, critic and professor at Yale; Shakespeare reached into his experiences with people and, most importantly, deep into his own imagination to create some of the most complex characters ever penned. His legacy will remain firmly in the Western imagination for a long time - forever, I hope. Here's a list of some of my favorite Shakespeare-related works - plays, poetry, biography, and film.