Nadia Al-soufi نادية الصوفي

I was wondering if its fine to start with the second book 'the marriage of figaro' before reading 'the barber of seville'? Should I just read them in order or that doesnt make a difference?

Christopher Johnson Reading the Barber of Seville gives you a bit of background as to the characters of the Count and Countess, Figaro, Bartholo and Basilio, and a character will sometimes say something that doesn't make sense without the context of the Barber of Seville, especially in Act 1, but Figaro talks a little bit about the Barber of Seville in Act 5 Scene 3, and all the characters other than the five listed above are original. (Indeed, the Count and Countess and Figaro are the only charcters to appear in all three plays.)
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