Title: Cymbeline

Author: William Shakespeare

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 130

Rating: 3.5/5

This is one of Shakespeare’s more forgettable plays, and part of the reason for that is that it focusses quite a lot on minor characters. There’s a reason for that, and it does all work out in the end, but it’s still something of a slow burner, a problem that isn’t really helped by its overall length.

Perhaps this is sacrilege to say about a Shakespeare play, but I wouldn’t particularly recommend this one unless you’re hoping to work through all of his plays. It’s still pretty damn remarkable, of course, but it’s also just inferior to most of his others, at least if you ask me. Even Shakespeare wins some and loses some.

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