Title Letters : Answers (Don’t Click Until You’re Ready For Them!)

So as not to spoil the fun, I’ll post the answers here – but in the first comment, not in the main body.  So don’t click through until you’re ready to see them. If you clicked straight into this message then you’ll probably see the comments anyway, which is why I put the spoiler warning in the title like that.  If you’re browsing the home page and this is the first post you’re seeing, don’t click for the answers yet, scroll down until you find the actual game and then give it a shot.

3 thoughts on “Title Letters : Answers (Don’t Click Until You’re Ready For Them!)

  1. I really like these two plays, particularly in the Quarto editions:




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    The First Part of the Contention of the Two Famous Houses of Yorke and Lancaster, with the Death of the Good Duke Humfrey (a.k.a. 2 and 3 Henry VI)


    The True Tragedy of Richard Duke of Yorke and the Good King Henry the Sixth (a.k.a. 3 Henry VI).

  2. Double checked at


    (Select "Book Contents")

    Since I originally made this list in 2005 and don't know what source material I used at the time. I would have thought I'd used First Folio titles, but I see at least one mistake I made. But they jive almost perfectly with the above link so it's not like I made them up 🙂

    1 TT

    The Tempest

    2 TTGOV

    The Two Gentlemen of Verona

    3 PPOT

    Pericles, Prince of Tyre

    4 AMND

    A Midsummer Night's Dream


    The Tragedy of Othello, The Moor of Venice

    6 TLOTOA

    The Life of Timon of Athens

    7 TNOWYW

    Twelfth Night, or, What You Will

    8 C

    Cymbeline (* Here I think is my mistake, as if I use the above link as source material, the others all appear accurate but this one should have been TTOC – The Tragedy of Cymbeline. But that would conflict with the other one down below…)

    9 LLL

    Love's Labour's Lost

    10 MFM

    Measure For Measure

    11 TFPOHTF

    The First Part of Henry The Fourth

    12 TSPOHTF

    The Second Part Of Henry The Fourth

    13 TLADOKJ

    The Life And Death Of King John

    14 TTOC

    The Tragedy of Coriolanus (* See note re: Cymbeline)


    The Famous History Of The Life Of King Henry The Eighth

  3. I really, really thought 8 was Cardenio, because I knew that "Coriolanus" and "Cymbeline" were both listed as "The Tragedy of…" in the Folio. Otherwise I got them all right away, except 15 which took a few seconds (it's one of the four plays I haven't read.)

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