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Coriolanus

Advantages: Clever study of political intrigue, an eternal theme
Disadvantages: Hero is difficult to identify with and understand

Gripping tragedy on the grand scale set in ancient Rome. Coriolanus, the hero of the title, is a succesful general who seeks political power in the wake of the departure of the Tarquin kings. Shakespeare largely based his tale on the writings of Pluta ...

snowbird123 15.09.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Coriolanus - William Shakespeare

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Shakespeare can never be bad...

Advantages: Interesting, bloody exciting
Disadvantages: a bit dry and hard going

...This is a great play, and the third in the Henry the VI trilogy, it is facinating, and bloody though perhaps not as accessible as some of Shakespeare's other plays. It tells the story of King Henry and his battles, especially with Richard, who has been ...

mycatis 17.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Henry VI - Part III - William Shakespeare

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The play's the thing...

Advantages: Fascinating modern adaptation
Disadvantages: Too many cuts

There are many authoritative versions of Shakespeare's plays, and they are among the more published works in the history of the world. One can get small paperback versions a la Penguin press or part of large, annotated versions like the Riverside Shakesp ...

frkurt 01.02.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Richard III - William Shakespeare

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'Subtle, false and treacherous'

Advantages: Fascinatingly evil central character
Disadvantages: Not as much depth as some of Will's other plays

Richard III is probably one of the most overtly evil of all of Shakespeare’s protagonists. The play opens with him declaring to the audience his conscious decision to be ‘a villain.’ By contrast, characters such as Macbeth seem almost ...

Amadahn 17.03.2001 · Read full review
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King Richard III - Shakespeare's best?

Advantages: Brilliant characters, interesting plot, historical novel
Disadvantages: It is Shakespeare, so naturally hard to read

In Shakespeare's play King Richard III we meet perhaps the most interesting characters that Shakespeare ever created. Richard III himself is top of the list, with his scheming Machiavellian ways. Also, the audience is allowed a thorough look into his head ...

Anna_Leigh 23.12.2011 · Read full review
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