Verily a New Project... - Updated

The Complete Works (Oxford Shakespeare) - William Shakespeare, John Jowett, Gary Taylor

Update - 09 March 2020:


It's been almost a year that I started this project, so I thought I'd re-post the original post to show progress. 

If anyone has any recommendations for additional reading, please let me hear them!


Original Post - 15 April 2019:


I've been dithering about doing this 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 has been sitting on my shelf for almost two years with very little attention being paid to it, apart from reading two or three plays I hadn't read before and using the book for reference otherwise.


Anyway, I think it is 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):



Read: 28 of 43


Additional Will's World Reads:


Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood

Richard of Bordeaux by Gordon Daviot (aka Josephine Tey)

Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett

Shakespeare's Unorthodox Biography by Diana Price

Shakespeare: A Life in Drama by Stanley Wells

Why Shakespeare was Shakespeare by Stanley Wells

Woza Shakespeare! by Antony Sher and Greg Doran

John Webster and the Elizabethan Drama by Rupert Brooke

Shakespeare & Co. by Stanley Wells

Shylock is My Name by Howard Jacobson

The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

Vinegar Girl by Anne Tyler

Actors on Shakespeare: Macbeth by Harriet Walter


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