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Shakespeare Plays Summed Up in Pie Charts

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Have you ever read a Shakespeare play? Look, I love the guy, but those things are DENSE. Each one is super long. There are roughly a billion characters. Half the words are things he made up on the spot and expected everyone to just get on board with, like “DIDN’T YOU GUYS GET THE MEMO? THIS IS A WORD NOW.”

Here’s a fact: everything is easier to understand in the form of a pie chart. And while a pie chart is no substitute for, you know, actually reading the play (or the SparkNote), at the very least it can help you get started. LET’S GET TO IT.

Disclaimer: this is extremely scientific data and I have never made a single mistake in my entire life, so don’t @ me.