“The play’s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King’
- Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii -
Shakespeare wrote (or had a substantial hand in) 37 plays which have been divided into three groups – tragedy, history and comedy.
It has been said that if Shakespeare had written only the four great tragedies – Hamlet, Othello, King Lear and Macbeth – his status as the world’s greatest author would have been solidified.
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