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7 Weirdly Specific Things That Happen in Every Shakespeare Play

Shakespeare plays tend to follow the same basic formula. There’s a wacky misunderstanding followed by some easily avoidable shenanigans, and in the end everyone either dies or gets married, depending on whether the play is a tragedy or a comedy. (Or, in the case of histories like Richard III, everyone dies and someone gets married.)

But those aren’t the only things Shakespeare decided to recycle while churning out play after play. In pretty much all of them, for instance, you’ll find…