I dithered about starting this project for a while, a couple of years actually. So much so, that I’ve borrowed a copy of the Complete Works from a friend…and this ended up sitting on my shelf for almost two years with very little attention being paid to it, apart from a reading two or three plays I hadn’t read before and using the book for reference otherwise.

Anyway, I thought it was time I made a start on discovering the rest of the plays. (I’ll probably skip some of the ones I already know.)

Updates (completed/already read – bold):

Additional Will’s World Reads:

Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood – 4.5*
Richard of Bordeaux by Gordon Daviot (aka Josephine Tey) – 4*
Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett – 3*
Shakespeare’s Unorthodox Biography by Diana Price – 2.5*
Shakespeare: A Life in Drama by Stanley Wells – 5*
Why Shakespeare was Shakespeare by Stanley Wells – 5*
Woza Shakespeare! by Antony Sher and Greg Doran – 5*
John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama by Rupert Brooke – 3*
Shakespeare & Co. by Stanley Wells – 3*
Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson – 1*
The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson – 4*
Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler – 2*
Actors on Shakespeare: Macbeth by Harriet Walter
– 5*
Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell – 1* (DNF)

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare by Michael Dobson and Stanley Wells
Brutus and Other Heroines by Harriet Walter
Shakespeare, Sex & Love by Stanley Wells
Macbeth by Jo Nesbo
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard