The Complete Shakespeare Experience    

The Comedies

Of the 37 plays credited to William Shakespeare, nearly half–17–were comedies.

The comedic devices Shakespeare perfected in these plays–everything from mistaken identities to slapstick, farce and malapropisms–set the standard for comedy for centuries to come up to, and including, today, where these devices expose humankind’s foibles as men and women pursue vanity and hypocrisy on stage, screen, and television.

Shakespeare’s comedic genius is replicated in the musical comedies, romantic comedies, and situation comedies all around us.

All’s Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

The Comedy of Errors


Love’s Labours Lost

Measure for Measure

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merchant of Venice

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

Two Gentlemen of Verona

A Winter’s Tale

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