Tragedy: William Shakespeare’s Tragedies

William Shakespeare tragedy

William Shakespeare Tragedy is the name of most of the tragedies written by the playwright William Shakespeare.

Many plays in his history have taken part in William Shakespeare’s tragedy, but based on factual statistics throughout the history of England, These were first classified as “history” in the folio.

Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Coriolanus the Roman tragedies are based on historical figures, but because their origin stories were foreign and ancient, they are often classified as tragedy rather than history.

Shakespeare’s romances we have rewritten at the end of his career and originally published as tragedy or comedy. While they share some elements of the tragedy with a high-stakes central character, it ends happily as a Shakespearean joke.

Several hundred years after Shakespeare’s death, Scholar F.S. Bose created a fifth category, the “problem play,” For plays that do not fit neatly into a single hierarchy due to their subject matter, setting and ending. The classification of some Shakespeare plays still controversial among scholars.

Antony and Cleopatra (1601–1608):

Antony and Cleopatra is a William Shakespeare’s tragedy. The legends first exhibited the play at the Blackfire’s Theater or the Globe Theater around 1607; Its first appearance in print was in the Folio of 1623.

Antony and Cleopatra Summary:

In a setting shortly after Julius Caesar, Mark Anthony falls in love with Cleopatra, an Egyptian queen. What mattered was the friendship between Emperor Octavius and Antony, which developed into disgust when Antony rejected the Emperor’s sister, his wife, in favor of Cleopatra. Anthony tries to take the throne from Octavius and fails, while Cleopatra commits suicide.


Coriolanus is a William Shakespeare‘s tragedy. It believed that to have written between 1605 and 1608. The play based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. Shakespeare, including Anthony and Cleopatra, wrote the two tragedies, are tragedies.

Coriolanus Summary:

Caius Martius, the Roman military leader, returned to Rome after a series of victories against the Vulcans, and he returned home with a new name, Coriolanus, conquered in the city of Coriolis, which he conquered. However, after an attempt at the political office blocked, he dismissed from Rome as a traitor. Hungering for revenge, Coriolanus Vulcan made his way to the gates of Rome as the leader of the army. His mother, his wife, and his son, however, are calling for an end to his attack. He agrees and makes peace between the Romans and the Vulcans but is killed by the enemy Vulcans.

Hamlet(Likely early 17th century):

The Tragedy of Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, often shortened Hamlet, a tragedy written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1602, depicting his revenge against Prince Hamlet and his uncle, Claudius, who assassinated Hamlet’s father so that his throne captured. And marry Hamlet’s mother.

Hamlet Summary:

His father’s ghost visits King Hamlet and ordered to avenge his father’s murder by killing his uncle King Claudius. Hamlet and almost all the other characters killed after fighting several questions, including whether the ghost was true and whether it was right to retaliate.

Julius Caesar (1599):

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (first folio title: The Tragedy of Elias Caesar) is a historical drama and tragedy by William Shakespeare, which is thought to have composed in 1599. It is one of several plays by Shakespeare in the realm of Roman history. Including Coriolanus and Antony and Cleopatra.

Summary of Julius Caesar:

Cassius persuaded his friend Brutus to join the conspiracy to assassinate Julius Caesar, whose power seems to have risen too much for the good of Rome. After Caesar killed, Brutus failed to convince people that his cause was justified. He and Cassius eventually committed suicide, causing them to lose hope in Rome.

King Lear (1603–1606):

King Lear is a tragedy composed by William Shakespeare. It tells the story of a king who gave his power and land to his three daughters after expressing his utterly appalling and indescribable love to both of them. Her third daughter gets nothing because her sisters won’t lick her like that. She feels humiliated by the two girls who now have her wealth and powers; then she becomes furious at the insane point. He finally relentlessly reunites with his third daughter, before the tragedy strikes him and the king after him.

Summary of King Lear:

An elderly king divides his kingdom between his two daughters, Reagan and Goneril, and throws the youngest Cordelia out of his kingdom for dishonesty.

Eventually, he realizes that it is Reagan and Goneril who are dishonest, but he has already given the kingdom to them. She travels through the countryside until Cornelia comes to France with her husband to claim her father’s land. Reagan and Goneril are defeated, but only after Cordelia is caught and murdered. King Lear then Died in mourning.

Macbeth (1603–1606):

Macbeth is a William Shakespeare’s tragedy; It first exhibited in 1606 considered. It dramatizes the detrimental physical and emotional impact of political ambition on those who seek power in their interests. In all of the plays that Shakespeare wrote during the reign of James I, the patron of Shakespeare’s acting organization, Macbeth most clearly reflects the playwright’s relationship with his sovereignty. It was published from a book probably published in the Folio of 1623 and is a short tragedy from Shakespeare.

Summary of Macbeth:

Macbeth, a Scottish aristocrat, urged his wife, Kill King Duncan, to take the throne for himself. He framed the king’s guards for their deeds in the blood and appointed king of Scotland.

However, people doubted his sudden power and believed that he was invincible until he was in control, and he considered it necessary to kill more to maintain power. Eventually, the old king’s son Malcolm surrounds Macbeth’s castle, and Macduff kills Macbeth in an armed battle.

Othello (1602–1604) (c. 1603):

Othello is a William Shakespeare’s tragedy. It is believed to have written in 1603. It based on the story of Cinchio’s An Capitano Morrow, the first Bocaccio disciple published in 1565. The story revolves around two of his central characters: Othello, a Morris general in the Venetian army and his traitor Igno. In terms of the diverse and resilient themes of racism, love, violence, betrayal, revenge, and remorse, Othello is still often serving in professional, and community theatre alike and has become the source of many operatic, film and literary adaptations.

Summary of Othello:

Othello, a Moore and a military general in Venice, exchanged views with Desdemona, the daughter of a senator. Later in Cyprus, he persuaded by his servant Iago that his wife (Desdemona) has a relationship with his lieutenant Michael Cassio. The story of Iago is false. Desdemona and Cassio tried to convince Othello about their integrity, but they rejected it. Following a plan proposed by Iago, Othello sends the killers to attack the wounded Casio, while Othello himself laughs at Desdemona in bed. The Iago plot has revealed of late, and Othello committed suicide.

Romeo and Juliet (1595–1596, Including a possible preliminary draft in writing1591): 

Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy who written William Shakespeare early on in his career, two young star-lovers who died eventually reunited with their troubled families. It is Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime. and Hamlet one of his most frequently performed plays. Today, the characters in the title considered young archaeological lovers.

Summary of Romeo and Juliet : 

In Verona, Italy, two families, the Montagues, and the Capulets, There is a bloody battle. Romeo, a Montague, and Juliet, a Capulet, Love and struggle to maintain their relationships in the face of family hatred. Things fall apart after Romeo emotionally kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt. The two lovers eventually commit suicide within minutes of each other, and the feudal families make peace for their recent grief.

Timon of Athens (c. 1607):

Timon of Athens is a play by William Shakespeare. Probably written in collaboration with Thomas Middleton in 1605-1606, which published in 1623. This is the fate of an Athenian named Timon. The central character is a beloved citizen of Athens who, through great generosity, has spent his entire fortune on corrupt hangers-only eagerness to pay for the next.

Summary of Timon of Athens : 

 Timon of Athens is one of the wealthiest people in his community who gives freely to those around him. Eventually, it becomes clear that he is living on credit when all his creditors request the same payment on the same day. Timon sought the help of his friends but refused. Angry on the dual nature of humankind, he left the city for the wilderness and lived in a cave. Despite the efforts of some people to cheer his soul, He died full of hatred for humanity.

Titus Andronicus (Probably late 1593):

Titus Andronicus is a William Shakespeare’s tragedy, It is thought to have composed in collaboration with George Peel, probably between 1588 and 1593. It is said to be Shakespeare’s first tragedy. It is often seen as an attempt to mimic the violent and bloody revenge plays of his contemporaries, which were extremely popular with audiences in the sixteenth century.

Summary of Titus Andronicus:

Roman warrior Titus Andronicus returned to victory in the war against the Goths.

He killed a son of the Queens of Gut in a genre of revenge despite his protests.

When the Queen became Emperor of Rome, she avenged Andronecky’s house for her son’s blood.

Her sons have raped and mutilated Titus’ daughter Lavinia with her husband’s murderous body, then frame Titus’s sons for murder.

Lavinia, however, the real murderers made contact with their father, And Andronicus took revenge, killing the queen and her two sons, but she died in the incident.

Troilus and Cressida(1602 (believed)):

Troilus and Cressida is a William Shakespeare’s tragedy; It supposed to have written in 1602. Frederick S. Bose described one of Shakespeare’s problems plays. The play ends on a very subtle note, with the death of the magnificent Trojan Hector and the end of the love between Troylas and Cressida. Work has in recent years “stimulated exceptionally lively critical debate”.

Summary of Troilus and Cressida: The Trojans are under siege by the Greek army of Agamemnon. Troilus, a Trojan Greek prisoner, falls in love with Cressida.

When Cressida returned to the Greeks as part of a prisoner exchange, Troylas feared he would fall in love with one of them.

His fears come true when he crosses enemy lines during the war and sees him and a Greek man.

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