Shakespeare’s Working Titles (Guest Post)

Bardfilm has done the usual amount of scholarly research for him and found this list of working titles that Shakespeare used for his plays.

Misogyny in Venice (Taming of the Shrew)

Four Weddings, and Hold the Funeral (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Ebony and Ivory (Othello)

My Big Fat Greek Misogynist (Timon of Athens)

O, Henry (Henry VIII)

Four Funerals, and Hold the Wedding (Hamlet)

Call me Iago (Othello)

Whatevs! (As You Like It)

Throw the Pervert in the Laundry Basket (Merry Wives of Windsor)

So Many Twins (Comedy of Errors)

How to Win Friends and Influence Your Father (King Lear)

Everyone Wonders When Robin Hood will Enter (King John)

Guess Who’s Being Served for Dinner (Titus Andronicus)

Absolute Power Corrupts Folks in England (Any Henry Play)

Do you have any to share?  Use the Twitter hashtag #ShakespeareanWorkingTitles to make your contribution!

Our thanks for this guest post to kj, the author of Bardfilm. Bardfilm is a blog that comments on films, plays, and other matters related to Shakespeare.

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