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The Arden of Faversham by Anonymous

October 31, 2019
The Arden of Faversham by Anonymous

I'd never heard of this play before seeing it on my reading list. Whilst I liked it, it still isn't my favourite. I've always had an issue fully enjoying plays. The only one I really like is Macbeth. I think it's partially to do with having to read all the stage directions and then if they're from around the Shakespeare era I need to check definitions of words every few lines.

I liked the story of this and found it easy to follow. I enjoyed certain characters in this too. It's like a love pentagram with different people wanting to switch partners and going about it via murder and backhanded means. I felt so sorry for The Arden of Faversham. Everyone had it in for him.

Supposedly the author of this play was never named but many have theorised that it's one of Shakespeares.


Name:  The Arden of Faversham

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Pages: 123

ISBN: 978-0-7136-7765-2

Rating: 3/5

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Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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