Force and Heat: The Early Plays includes Henry VI (Part 1, 2, 3), Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Antony and Cleopatra, and Twelfth Night.

The Early Plays follows Shakespeare’s journey from his earliest writing, to a man who falls deeply in love, to the women who tell the truth and the consequences of that.

For a fuller description of the five movements of Shakespeare’s writing life, go to The Complete JourneyForce and Heat: The Early Plays and Chaos and Redemption: The Later Plays are a distillation of the longer exposition mapped out in The Complete Journey.