A COMPLETIST PREPARES TO DECLARE VICTORY. I am a completist with respect to Shakespeare’s plays. I have posted from time to time as I checked off Shakespeare plays and got closer to the goal—Antony and Cleopatra, King John, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry VIII. I announced here after Henry VIII that I had only Coriolanus, Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and Edward III left to be seen. I have now decided to drop The Two Noble Kinsmen and Edward III from the list of plays I am targeting.
Mary Jane and I will be seeing tonight a staged reading of Corialanus, directed by Michael Sexton and sponsored by the Red Bull Theater and the Shakespeare Society. In the next couple weeks we will be seeing Pericles, produced by the Theatre for a New Audience and directed by Trevor Nunn.
And then I will be complete.