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04/02/2015 09:21 am ET | Updated Apr 02, 2015

Here's What Actually Happens In Shakespeare's Most Famous Plays

"I wasted time, and now time doth waste me" need not apply to your procrastination habits. If you're in need of a quick Shakespeare refresher (say, before watching a modern-day adaptation), consulting a timeline of how events unfolded could come in hand. Does Titania fall in love with Bottom before or after the fairy king bewitches her with a potion? How exactly, do the final moments of Romeo and Juliet's love affair transpire? Obviously the Bard is worthy of a close read, but the below timelines from The Shakespeare Book are a fun refresher.

To relive your high school English class days, reacquaint yourself with the events of Shakespeare's famous plays:

  • Hamlet
  • King Lear
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Romeo and Juliet

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