The Rape of Lucrece

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

Meh.

 

Much like with Titus Andronicus, I can't seem to get much out Shakespeare's treatment of Roman tales.

Ovid told it better.

Ovid always seems to have told it better, imo, but I guess that is why 2000+ years on, we're still talking about him and reading his books. 

Not that Shakespeare's works haven't proven their longevity. It's just that The Rape of Lucrece doesn't strike me as one of Will's works that people do remember, much less read.

 

Anyway, next up is another history which is bound to be more interesting to me.