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William Shakespeare – King Richard III | Review

Title: King Richard III

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 4/5

I’ve been looking forward to getting to this play for a while now because I’ve always been a bit of a history nerd and there are quite a few iconic lines from this one. I’d like to see it performed even more, of course.

Still, it was a pleasure to finally get to this one, and it lived up to my expectations and then some. After reading a couple of relative duds (i.e. Shakespeare’s lesser known works), it was good to get back to something that was just a genuine pleasure from start to finish. I even learned a thing or two about history along the way. A fun time!

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William Shakespeare – The Tragedy of King Lear | Review

Title: The Tragedy of King Lear

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 134

Rating: 3.5/5

This is one of Shakespeare’s longer plays, and unfortunately that made it drag a little for me. I think it also suffered because I read it after reading Julius Caesar, which I pretty much loved. That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with this book, it just wasn’t Shakespeare’s best, at least in my opinion.

Still, there’s a lot to like here, as well as a bunch of lines and quotes that are famous and which have spread into popular culture. I’m glad that I read it and I’m sure a production would be a lot of fun, but there are other Shakespeare plays that I’d recommend and prioritise.

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