Shakespeare’s Top 5 Plays

Shakespeare’s Top 5 Plays

1. Hamlet

The play is set in Denmark and it follows the story of a Danish prince called Hamlet. He seeks revenge on the killer of the King, his father. The man who killed his father is, actually, his uncle Claudius. He becomes macbeth-09-collins-ellisnew King and marries Hamlet’s mother. The play expresses deep emotions and feelings about pure madness, where Hamlet cannot differ reality and illusions. The plot includes incest, moral corruption, grief, revenge and rage.

2. Macbeth

Two generals of the King Duncan, Macbeth and Banquo, meet women who claim to see into the future. The three women tell Macbeth that he will become the King of Scotland. After the claimed prophecy, Macbeth and his wife decide to kill the King to hurry up the date. The prophecy is fulfilled an Macbeth becomes the new King. However, guilt comes after Macbeth and his wife and at the end, it brings them to their demise.

3. King Lear

King Lear decided to step down from the throne and to divvy his kingdom between his three daughters according to their love for him. The youngest of the daughters, Cordelia, truly loves her father, but she doesn’t get her share. The other two, Goneril and Regan, get their share, but jealousy gets in the way.

4. Othello

A tragedy follows Othello, Desdemona, Iago and Cassio. Desdemona is Othello’s girlfriend, who is a general based in Venice. Othello gives a promotion to Cassio, who then becomes his personal lieutenant. Iago, Othello’s friend and advisor, doesn’t agree with Cassio’s promotion. Othello ran and married Desdemona, whereas Iago decided to kill them. At the end, Othello kills Desdemona, hurts Iago and lastly, kills himself.

5. Romeo And Juliet

The eternal love story is based on the forbidden love of Romeo and Juliet. The couple is doomed because their families don’t approve of their love. At the end of their love story, they both die for their love.

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