William Shakespeare Comedy Plays

 

William Shakespeare Comedy Plays

  • Interesting Facts and information about William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
  • Principal Actors who performed in William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
  • Dates of first performances and printing of William Shakespeare Comedy Plays

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William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
The works of William Shakespeare were divided into three categories - comedies, tragedies and histories. Comedy Plays brought massive audiences to the theatre. Globe Theatre actors specialised in performing in comedy plays. The most famous comedy actors of the Elizabethan era included Will Kempe, Richard Tarlton, Robert Armin and Lawrence Fletcher. These comedians not only required acting skills but were also expected to be able to sing and dance. Plays at the Globe Theatre usually ended with songs and dance. The most famous comedy actors of the Elizabethan era included:

  • Augustine Phillips
  • William Shakespeare
  • Will Sly
  • Thomas Pope
  • John Heminges
  • Richard Burbage
  • Will Kempe
  • Henry Condell
  • Alex Cooke
  • Christopher Beeston
  • John Duke

Dates of First Performances of the William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
The following information details the first performances of the William Shakespeare Comedy plays:

  • All's Well That Ends Well - 1602-03
  • As You Like It - 1599-00
  • Comedy of Errors - 1594 December 28
  • Cymbeline - 1611-12
  • Love's Labour's Lost - 1594-95
  • Measure for Measure - 1604 December 26
  • Merchant of Venice - 1596-97
  • Merry Wives of Windsor - 1600-01
  • Midsummer Nights Dream - 1595-96
  • Much Ado About Nothing - 1598-99
  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre - 1608-09
  • Taming of the Shrew - 1593-94
  • The Tempest - 1611 November 1
  • Troilus and Cressida - 1601-02
  • Twelfth Night1602 February 2
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona - 1594-95
  • Winter's Tale - 1611-12

Dates of the First Printing of the William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
The following information details the first printing of the William Shakespeare Comedy plays:

  • All's Well That Ends Well - 1623
  • As You Like It - 1623
  • Comedy of Errors - 1623
  • Cymbeline - 1611-12 1623
  • Love's Labour's Lost - 1598
  • Measure for Measure - 1623
  • Merchant of Venice - 1600
  • Merry Wives of Windsor - 1602
  • Midsummer Nights Dream - 1600
  • Much Ado About Nothing - 1600
  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre - 1609
  • Taming of the Shrew - 1623
  • The Tempest
  • Troilus and Cressida - 1609
  • Twelfth Night - 1623
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona - 1623
  • Winter's Tale - 1623

The 1623 dates relate to the publication of the First Folio.

William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
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William Shakespeare Comedy Plays

  • Interesting Facts and information about William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
  • Principal Actors who performed in William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
  • Dates of first performances and printing of William Shakespeare Comedy Plays
  • Globe Theatre in the Elizabethan era of the English Renaissance period
  • Elizabethan Theatre in the 16th century

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