Plays Within Plays, Novels, and Other Works

Love a good story within a story? Vote for your favorite works that have plays nested within them!

Novelist Arthur Phillips shares with Goodreads a list of works embedded with plays, not unlike his own The Tragedy of Arthur, a "memoir" featuring an undiscovered Shakespeare quarto. See his picks here!

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3.94 avg rating — 351,709 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 12,562 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 359,319 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 216,341 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 389,565 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 4,476 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 1,561 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 53,410 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 331 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 33,992 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 2,617 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 3,169 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 1,951 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 66 ratings
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3.44 avg rating — 2,680 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 36,042 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 8,592 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 378 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating
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3.56 avg rating — 72,155 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 1,046 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 62 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 652 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 753 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 87 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 60 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,148 ratings
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40 books · 34 voters · list created April 5th, 2011 by Jessica (votes) .
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Jessica 1236 books
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Arthur 92 books
140 friends
Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) 545 books
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Bettie☯ 13979 books
223 friends
Thom 6023 books
311 friends
Seth 2016 books
446 friends
Brixton 932 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 2867 books
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