Feature: Shakespeare’s Best and Worst Couples

Posted February 14, 2023


By Folger Shakespeare Library

People are always falling in love in Shakespeare’s plays. His comedies and romances usually end with weddings or with couple reunited, and roughly 40 percent of his tragedies have couples at their centers. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we took a straw poll of our theater partners to determine who Shakespeare’s best and worst couples are and what we can learn about love from their relationships.

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