A Nice Finale to Tragic Endings

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As a massive Shakespeare nerd, I always want to read different takes on Shakespeare's stories and characters. There was much I appreciated from Joy McCullough's take and there was so much I just wanted more of. Overall, I thought the conversation over the deaths of these characters and how Shakespeare treated women in his shows was perfectly stated.

I loved the aspect of all the heroines of the tragedies being dropped into the pit after their deaths in each show, appearing as they do when they die. I love McCullough acknowledges each of them but I wish we heard from the lesser well-known characters. This may be because I know the stories and voices of Juliet, Ophelia, and Cordelia but I wish there was a way the reader could know more about Lavinia and the story of Titus Andronicus. I wish we got more about the jealousy and betrayal of Desdemona and Emilia. I felt this way solely so the reader felt more inclined to go and read those stories.

As for structure, I loved that it was written in play format as well as verse and iambic pentameter. It really brought out the theme that "all the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players".

As for structure, I enjoyed it was always a script. Either in verse, iambic pentameter or