Plays Sonnets Poems Concordance Character Search Advanced Search About OSS. Shakespeare's plays, listed by genre List plays alphabetically by number of words by number of speeches by date. Links lead to the play's text and the dramatis personae. COMEDIES. All's Well That Ends Well
Shakespeare’s tragedy and history plays tend to be his longest. His comedies are also referred to as romances, or romantic comedies. And Hamlet is not merely his most famous work; it is also his longest. The first collection of Shakespeare’s work is known today as the “First Folio”. It was ...
The plays written by English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare have the reputation of being among the greatest in the English language and in Western literature.Traditionally, the plays are divided into the genres of tragedy, history, and comedy; they have been translated into every major living language, in addition to being continually performed all around the world.
The chronology of Shakespeare's plays remains a matter of some scholarly debate. Current consensus is based on a constellation of different data points, including publication information (dates taken from titles pages, etc.), known performance dates, and information from contemporary diaries and other records.
Tragedies, comedies and histories List of Shakespeare's plays by genre. The groups below are the classification of Shakespeare’s plays according to the First Folio, a collection of 36 of Shakespeare's plays published in 1623 by his colleagues.
Shakespeare's late romances were also influenced by the development of tragicomedy and the extreme elaboration of the courtly masque as staged by Ben Jonson and Inigo Jones. The subjects and style of these plays were also influenced by the preference of the monarch, by Shakespeare's ageing company and by their more upper class audiences.
Genre. Comedy, Romance. Comedy. When the First Folio edition of Shakespeare’s plays was published in 1623, The Tempest appeared under the genre category “comedy.” Like all of Shakespeare’s other comedies, the play resolves happily, with the promise of a wedding between Miranda and Ferdinand.
Students identify genres of Shakespeare’s plays, with a character likeness on their storyboard to show the elements of the genre they have chosen. Students create storyboards that show and explain each genre of Shakespeare’s plays, using specific quotes from the text that highlight elements of the category.
Shakespeare's plays, listed alphabetically List plays by genre by number of words by number of speeches by date. Links lead to the play's text and the dramatis personae. All's Well That Ends Well (1602) Antony and Cleopatra (1606) As You Like It (1599) Comedy of Errors (1589) Coriolanus (1607) Cymbeline (1609) Hamlet (1600) Henry IV, Part I (1597)
It is not always easy to categorically say whether a William Shakespeare play is a tragedy, comedy, or history, because Shakespeare blurred the boundaries between these genres, especially as his work developed more complexity in themes and character development.But those are the categories into which the First Folio (the first collection of his works, published in 1623; he died in 1616) was ...