One of the most celebrated romances of the yesteryears, Cyrano de Bergerac, deserves another re-read.
Written in 1897 by French dramatist Edmond Rostand, this story of mistaken love and identity-switching still has us at the edge of our seats as it did more than a century back.Read More
Love, according to one of the most remarkable writers the world has seen, is not just about a sparkle in the eye, or roses, and other pretty things. In his comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare takes on love and its complexities in a world of royalty and magic.Read More
The most acute character studies are always in the classic texts, especially when you try reading (or revisiting) Mansfield Park.
Though dame Jane Austen has found her fans in novels such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, Austenites always had a divided opinion in this particular text, most notably due to its lead’s lack of instant appeal.Read More
A poisoned drink, apparitions, a throne-usurping act, banishment, a drowning incident, madness, planned murders, and unexpected deaths are drama, action, thriller, and horror rolled into one. Yet you will not see all these flashed on a television screen nor shown in a movie theater. All these are brought to you by the same person who gave you Romeo and Juliet the distinguished English poet and playwright William Shakespeare.
If you’re in the mood for some medieval swashbuckler, then The Three Musketeers is your best bet.
Written by French novelist Alexandre Dumas, the tale continues to inspire newbie readers, and spans countless adaptations that increase yearly – okay, that might be an exaggeration, but you all get the point.Read More