Books Read in 2016

Paradise Lost by John Milton: 8/10 (points subtracted for being a massive misogynist)

– Count de Vinevil by Penelope Aubin: 3/10

– The British Recluse by Eliza Haywood: 5/10

– The Reform’d Coquet by Mary Davys: 6/10

– The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan: 7/10

– A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift: 6/10

– Making Shakespeare: From Stage from Page by Tiffany Stern: 9/10

– Mrs Rosie and the Priest by Giovanni Boccaccio: 8/10

The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole: 5/10

– How a Ghastly Story Was Brought to Light by a Common or Garden Butcher’s Dog by Johann Peter Hebel: 7/10

A Sentimental Journey by Lawrence Sterne: 5/10

The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde: 9/10

 The Man of Feeling by Henry Mackenzie: 4/10

Coriolanus by William Shakespeare: 7/10

High Rise by J.G. Ballard: 6/10

The Heart Goes Last by Maragret Atwood: 6.5/10

How To Be A Heroine by Samantha Ellis: 9/10

– The Sandman by E.T.A. Hoffman: 6/10

– Look Back in Anger by John Osborne: 7/10

– Matilda by Mary Shelley: 5/10

– The Entertainer by John Osborne: 6/10

– One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey: 8/10

 Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: 8/10

The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles: 7.5/10

State of the Nation by Michael Billington: 8/10

The Finishing School by Muriel Spark: 7/10

The Plumberry School of Comfort Food by Cathy Bramley: 6/10

Delightes for Ladies by Sir Hugh Plat: n/a

The Master and Magarita by Mikhail Bulgakov: 7/10

The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark: 7/10

Thank You Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse: 7/10

– Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: 9/10

– The Caretaker by Harold Pinter: 7/10

– Top Girls by Caryl Churchill: 9/10

– What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton: 7/10

– King Charles III by Mike Bartlett: 9/10

– Changing Stages by Richard Eyre and Nicholas Wright: 8/10

– The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter: 6/10

– Entertaining Mr Sloane by Joe Orton: 6/10

– Endgame by Samuel Beckett: 8/10

– Hag-seed by Margaret Atwood: 8/10

– Pravda by Harold Brenton and David Hare: 7/10

– Stuff Happens by David Hare: 6/10

– Shopping and Fucking by Mark Ravenhill: 7/10

– Cloud Nine by Caryl Churchill: 8/10

– Saved by Edward Bond: 7/10

– Bent by Martin Sherman: 9/10

– Closer by Patrick Marber: 9/10

– Woman in Mind by Alan Ayckbourn: 8/10

– People, Places and Things by Duncan Macmillan: 9/10*

– The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson: 7/10

– The Effect by Lucy Prebble: 6/10

– 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane: 8/10

– Destiny by David Edgar: 8/10

– Sing Yer Heart Out for the Lads by Roy Williams: 9/10

– Elmina’s Kitchen by Kwame Kwei-Armah: 7/10

– Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabati: 6/10

– East is East by Ayub Khan Din: 8/10

– 1984 by Duncan Macmillan and Robert Icke: 8/10

– The Pedant in the Kitchen by Julian Barnes: 7/10

– Christmas on Primrose Hill by Karen Swan: 6/10

– The Gallery of Vanished Husbands by Natasha Solomons: 7/10

*NB – I can never give full marks for a play script as it just isn’t the same as seeing it live. Based on a performance PP&T would get full marks, as would many of the others here.