A COMPLETIST GOES TO SEE KING JOHN.

A COMPLETIST GOES TO SEE KING JOHN. I am a completist. Mary Jane and I saw Shakespeare’s King John last weekend. It was done by the Guerrilla Theatre Company, and it was done splendidly. I wanted to see it because I always try to see Shakespeare plays, but also because it gave me a chance to get closer to having seen all of Shakespeare’s plays. I have now seen 32 of them (I count seeing the movie Titus as equivalent to seeing a performance of Titus Andronicus.) This article calls people who try to see all the works of an author “completists” and cites completists who are working on Horton Foote, Sondheim and August Wilson. The article tells about an English couple who completed all of Shakespeare by going to New York to see The Two Noble Kinsmen. Interestingly, they saw it at the Guerrilla Theatre Company, and I came across the article at the Guerilla Theatre Company website. The article indicates that Edward III should be included in the list of Shakespeare’s plays, so it looks like I still have 7 to go, but I have been very lucky to see as many as I have.

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