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One last post before we return to our regularly schedule programming - here is a list of the plays in the Shakespeare canon, roughly ordered based on how much I like them (although they are alphabetical within each category because otherwise I would be here all day). This list is more for future!Sarah to look back and laugh at, because I am 100% sure that at least some of the plays will move up or down in my esteem as I read them/rewatch them/learn more about them. The first time I read Macbeth I thought it was boring and the first time I read Romeo and Juliet I thought it was stupid, and now both of them are among my favourite plays of all time. So anything can happen really!

For me, the plays in the first three categories really made the Shakespeareathon worth doing. Can I just reiterate how happy I am to have discovered Richard II?

I love it!
Macbeth
Othello
Richard II
Romeo and Juliet
Troilus and Cressida


I really like it!
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Henry IV (Part One)
Henry VI (Part One, Part Two, Part Three)
(Listed together because I'm not sure where each one begins or ends!)
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard III
Titus Andronicus
The Two Gentlemen of Verona


I like it. (The line between this and "really like" is very thin.)
Antony and Cleopatra
Henry IV (Part Two)
Julius Caesar
Much Ado About Nothing
(My opinion of this has somehow improved since I watched it.)

It's okay.
All's Well That Ends Well (This would be lower down if not for Parolles.)
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
(My opinion of this has worsened since I watched it?!)
Hamlet
Henry V
King John
Love's Labour's Lost
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest
Two Noble Kinsmen


I don't like it.
Edward III
Henry VIII
Measure for Measure
The Taming of the Shrew
Timon of Athens
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale


I really don't like it.
King Lear

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