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  1. Shakespearean comedy - Wikipedia

    In the First Folio, the plays of William Shakespeare were grouped into three categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies; and modern scholars recognize a fourth category, romance, to describe the specific types of comedy that appear in Shakespeare's later works.

  2. Category:Shakespearean comedies - Wikipedia

    Pages in category "Shakespearean comedies" The following 17 pages are in this category, out of 17 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

  3. William Shakespeare - Wikipedia

    William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard").

  4. Comedy - Wikipedia

    "Comedy", in its Elizabethan usage, had a very different meaning from modern comedy. A Shakespearean comedy is one that has a happy ending, usually involving marriages between the unmarried characters, and a tone and style that is more light-hearted than Shakespeare's other plays.

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  6. Shakespeare's plays - Wikipedia's_plays

    Shakespeare's plays are a canon of approximately 39 dramatic works written by English poet, playwright, and actor William Shakespeare.The exact number of plays—as well as their classifications as tragedy, history, or comedy—is a matter of scholarly debate.

  7. The Comedy of Errors - Wikipedia

    The Comedy of Errors adapted and directed by Sean Graney in 2010 updated Shakespeare's text to modern language, with occasional Shakespearean text, for The Court Theatre. The play appears to be more of a "translation" into modern-esque language, than a reimagination. [15]

  8. Shakespearean history - Wikipedia

    The above tables exclude Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus (composed c. 1589, revised c. 1593), which is not closely based on Roman history or legend but which, it has been suggested, may have been written in reply to Marlowe's Dido, Queene of Carthage, Marlowe's play presenting an idealised picture of Rome's origins, Shakespeare's "a terrible ...

  9. Shakespearean tragedy - Wikipedia

    Shakespearean tragedy is the designation given to most tragedies written by playwright William Shakespeare.Many of his history plays share the qualifiers of a Shakespearean tragedy, but because they are based on real figures throughout the History of England, they were classified as "histories" in the First Folio.

  10. Comedy (drama) - Wikipedia

    Comedy is entertainment consisting of jokes intended to make an audience laugh. For ancient Greeks and Romans a comedy was a stage-play with a happy ending. In the Middle Ages , the term expanded to include narrative poems with happy endings and a lighter tone.

  11. Tragedy - Wikipedia

    Tragedy (from the Greek: τραγῳδία, tragōidia [a]) is a form of drama based on human suffering and, mainly, the terrible or sorrowful events of a sympathetic character: a tragic hero. Traditionally, the intention of tragedy is to invoke an accompanying catharsis, or a "pain [that] awakens pleasure", for the audience. While many cultures have developed forms that provoke this ...