King John: overall impressions

Bottom of the barrel: I’ve liked King John least of the twelve plays I’ve read thus far in the project. I’ve like this least of the five histories I’ve read.

It’s repetitious. It’s talky. It’s got no real hero (even the Bastard is less than well-developed, without a true objective). And dare I say it,

say it, Bill, say it…

it’s boring.

as the first of the histories, but written later than those which discuss later events, I’m tempted to call this Shakespeare’s The Phantom Menace, but that would be an insult to George Lucas… 
and that, my friends, is saying something…

The sooner I forget about this experience, the better.

Bring on Shylock the Jew!

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