Shakespeare has been dead for over 400 years, but his plays are still being put on every day by theatre companies all over the world. If you’re not sure where to start, this flowchart can help you decide which play you should see first.
The flowchart, from artist Mya Gosling at Good Tickle Brain, starts you off with a simple question: what do you want to do? If you want to laugh, you’ll start heading toward plays like Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. If you want to cry, you’ll be on your way to seeing Hamlet or King Lear. Or, if you’re anything like me and want to watch people run around with swords, and have an interest in English history, you can chart a course for Henry V and Richard III.
Whether you’re completely new to Shakespeare, or just haven’t touched it since school, there really is something for everyone. So check out the complete flowchart below. And if you really dig it, you’ll be able to buy a poster version of it for your office or classroom by the end of the month.
Which Shakespeare Play Should I See? An Illustrated Flowchart [Good Tickle Brain]