(Written by Aravis)
William Shakespeare has written what are perhaps the most famous plays in the world. His comedies, such as A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew and Much Ado About Nothing, always result in marriages. In his tragedies, such as well-known Hamlet, King Lear or Antony and Cleopatra, the principal characters always die. Shakespeare also wrote historical plays, like Henry VIII and King John, but sometimes, as in Richard III, these plays have a Tudor spin on them that makes them rather inaccurate depictions of the characters. In spite of this weakness, the name Shakespeare is today almost synonymous with "great plays".