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Robin A.H. Waterfield, Plato
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William Shakespeare: The Complete Works - William Shakespeare

King John

 

To be honest, I didn't know that Shakespeare had written a play about King John until I started this year-long reading of his work.  After reading the play, I can say I might know why I haven't.  It isn't that it's a bad piece, it's just disjointed.  The plot is a meandering of events with the titular character sometimes not even at the center or central to what was happening.  There were several interesting moments and characters, though the Bastard is a bit confusing in his alignment along the protagonist/antagonist line.  Overall, the play was average and sadly that might be the best that could be said about it.

 

2 1/2 STARS