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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3.95 avg rating — 492,383 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 14,969 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 480,873 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 161,997 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 317,308 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 5,281 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 516,639 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 1,885 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 4,009 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 489 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 50,943 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 3,595 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 3,008 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 75 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 2,971 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 79,530 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 6,737 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 105 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 68,477 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 11,774 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 469 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 125,828 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 1,375 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 211 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 885 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 6 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 1,118 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 48 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 129 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 3,199 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,762 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 2,006 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,962 ratings
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41 books · 36 voters · list created April 5th, 2011 by Jessica (votes) .
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Arthur 92 books
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Bettie 15662 books
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Thom 6023 books
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Seth 2017 books
439 friends
Brixton 932 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3289 books
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