- The Merchant of Venice. The Merchant of Venice tells the intriguing tale of Bassanio, a lonely Venetian desperate to court the beautiful Portia.
- A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
- Twelfth Night.
- Romeo and Juliet.
What is the most famous writing of Shakespeare?
His 17 comedies include The Merchant of Venice and Much Ado About Nothing. Among his 10 history plays are Henry V and Richard III. The most famous among his tragedies are Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth. Shakespeare also wrote 4 poems, and a famous collection of Sonnets which was first published in 1609.
What is Shakespeare’s most successful play?
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s most popular play both in the United States and abroad.
What is Shakespeare’s best poem?
#1 Sonnet 18 – Sonnet 18 is the most famous poem written by William Shakespeare and among the most renowned sonnets ever written.
Why is Shakespeare the best?
Shakespeare’s plays are as popular as they are because he was perhaps the greatest writer who has ever lived. It’s partly because he was writing plays which go on being performed and therefore which can be brought freshly to life for each generation by actors of the present.
At what age should you read Shakespeare?
As a general rule, stick to the comedies for older elementary age and save the histories/tragedies for middle/high school. I began introducing my own kids to Shakespeare around ages eight or nine, depending on their own readiness and emotional maturity.
Which Shakespeare should I read?
You probably should start with a classic like Romeo and Juliet, the story is so familiar that you’d have no problem keeping up. But if tragedy isn’t your thing you might want to pick up Midsummer or Much Ado About Nothing. Those are the first plays I read and I found them delightful and easier to read than some others.
Is it hard to read Hamlet?
Hamlet is both the longest and the most linguistically difficult of all of them so it might not be the best place to start. Of the tragedies Julius Caesar is the shortest and most accessible one when it comes to readability.
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