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 - 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*


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