Ten Underrated Shakespeare Plays

For all you Shakespeare fans out there (and we are legion).

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Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, HamletMacbeth, and Richard III (or knows of them at least). Even Richard IIAs You Like It, and Antony and Cleopatra can be said to be well-known William Shakespeare plays. But what about the others? He wrote or collaborated on nearly forty, after all. Here are ten of the least-known plays by the Bard, with the reasons why people should read them (or reread them), along with an interesting fact about each. We hope you enjoy them. If you like this list, be sure to check out our follow-up pick of Shakespeare’s ten best plays (complete with interesting trivia about them) our interesting facts about Shakespeare too.

shaks11. King John. This is one of the Bard’s least-performed plays, although it was popular with the Victorians because of its pageantry and medieval pomp. Nevertheless, the play has been…

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