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Hello!

Is it OK to say: All the obstacles that stood in the path toward staging one of the most complex Shakespeare's plays.

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Hello Antonia

'Obstacle' already implies 'standing in a path'. So you can say:

All the obstacles to staging one of Shakespeare's most complex plays [had now been removed.]

MrP
I would like to see an of after complex.
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I would like to see an of after complex.


Really, Mr. M.? All the obstacles to staging one of Shakespeare's most complex of plays [had now been removed.] ??? Personally I prefer the sentence without the second "of." On the other hand, if you want to maximize the usage of "of," how about "All of the obstacles to the staging of one of Shakespeare's most complex of plays [had now been removed]"??
Sorry-- I was looking at and referring to the original; I did not notice that MrP had already repaired it.
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Sorry, Mr. M. -- if I had gone all the way back to the original myself I would have realized why you thought there should be another "of."