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Richard III by Shakespeare

November 24, 2019
Richard III by Shakespeare

Well, another play. This was actually the first play I had read but somehow managed to miss posting a review. In all honesty, this is very much just a reiteration of what I've said previously. Whilst I liked the story the format makes it difficult. Besides with this play, each character had multiple names which made keeping track of the plot lines very difficult. It depended on who…

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The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

November 24, 2019
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

In comparison to the other plays I've read, I enjoyed this far more. To start with it's a woman placed in a seat of power in a court full of men which was controversial, to begin with at the time. The men that surround her, even her brothers constantly plot and plan her downfall. Be it rumours, disgrace or even murder. They're determined to find a way to…

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The Revenger’s Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

November 24, 2019
The Revenger's Tragedy by Thomas Middleton

Another play, what a surprise. It seems all I read these days are plays! The Revenger's Tragedy is what is says on the tin. Everyone in this court has a desire to gain revenge on someone who wronged them, and of course in typical fashion, those characters fall foul to their desires. Nearly everyone dies. I've pretty much prefaced every review of a play with the disclaimer that…