Top 10 Plays By Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare has written some of the best sonnets and plays till date. He has explored a variety of themes ranging from betrayal to romance to murder.


1. Hamlet

Prince Hamlet wants to take revenge from his uncle because he killed his father and married his mother. Themes like incest, deceit, insanity, moral fraud and wrath are explored. This influential tragedy is undeniable the best drama ever written.


2. Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet is undoubtedly the most popular play among young readers. It focuses on two star-crossed lovers and their unfortunate and ultimate death. It is a favorite amongst literary critics because of the dramatic effect and the language that has been used by the writer.


3. Henry V

Henry V focues on the King’s life and was penned down in 1599. The plot revolves around the events that took place prior to a significant battle as well as those wars that came into being after the white flags were raised.


4. Midsummer Night’s Dream

This comedy is about four young people and their adventures as they interact with a number of fairies and various members of the elite section of society. This play is as popular as Macbeth and is performed by stage actors all over the world.


5. Macbeth

This tragedy was created by the English writer sometime around 1606. It is extremely popular and has been adapted for books, film and opera several times ever since it was written. Many people believe that the play is ‘cursed’ and refuse to call it by its name.


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