Tag: Cymbeline

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Cymbeline

A short summary of the main facts surrounding Shakespeare’s neglected late play 1. Samuel Johnson wasn’t impressed by Cymbeline. The eighteenth-century critic, poet, and lexicographer dismissed its ‘unresisting imbecility’, while George Bernard Shaw (who liked All’s Well That Ends Well, at least as much as Shaw liked any Shakespeare) called it ‘stagey trash of the […]