I’ve got a strange winter project I’m thinking of. I think I might try to memorize a Shakespearean tragedy. It sounds like a fun mental challenge. I’ve memorized hours of dialogue before but think memorizing directly from the original First Folio facsimile would be a great little puzzle.
I was going to start with Lear since it’s my favorite. But I might start with Julius Caesar since it’s the shortest and has fewer sub-plots.
I have no idea if I’ll do this or not. I just think that having the entire text on call by memory would really help me understand the play better. And it sounds like a good mental marathon.