davey wrote: ↑Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:33 pmopusthepenguin wrote: ↑Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:51 pmAFRET CMS wrote: ↑Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:11 pm
SpoilerRichard II and at least one, possibly two, of the Henry IV plays also have several scenes in Wales.
SpoilerGood catch. The category limits us to TRAJEDIES, so we can't go with one of the Histories. But those would definitely be attractors or distractors to those who knew that detail.
Another attractor/distractor to anyone who knows almost nothing about Cymbeline may be King Lear. That's the one that got me, anyway. Lear is a Welsh name. It's not clear where the play takes place but I think it's probably the West Midlands of England rather than Wales. (Cair Lerion is the Old Welsh name for Leicester, a West Midlands city, because some legends say it was founded by Lear.) But it's not like the setting is described as DEFINITELY NOT WALES. So with 30 seconds to make a guess, Lear seemed at least close.
SpoilerCymbeline is often said not to be a tragedy (is there a point to the misspelling?) and Richard II is usually called one.
And I'm sure that, if he'd been able to watch the series, Richard II would have probably considered the Henriad to be pretty tragic.