William Shakespeare Tragedy Plays

 

William Shakespeare Tragedy Plays

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William Shakespeare Tragedy Plays
The works of William Shakespeare were divided into three categories - comedies, tragedies and histories. Tragedy themed Plays brought massive audiences to the theatre. A tragedy was a drama in which the main characters are brought to ruin or suffers extreme sorrow. Globe Theatre actors specialised in performing in tragedy plays. The most famous tragedy actors of the Elizabethan era included:

  • Richard Burbage
  • William Shakespeare
  • Will Sly
  • John Lowin
  • John Heminges
  • Henry Condell
  • Alex Cooke

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

  • Antony and Cleopatra - 1606-07
  • Coriolanus - 1607-08
  • Hamlet - 1600-01
  • Julius Caesar - 1600-01
  • King Lear - 1606 December 26
  • Macbeth - 1611-12
  • Othello - 1604-05
  • Romeo and Juliet - 1594-95
  • Timon of Athens - 1607-1608
  • Titus Andronicus - 1594 January 24 first performance. It was first printed in 1594

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

  • Antony and Cleopatra - 1623 (First Folio)
  • Coriolanus - 1623 (First Folio)
  • Hamlet - 1603
  • Julius Caesar - 1623 (First Folio)
  • King Lear - 1608
  • Macbeth - 1623 (First Folio)
  • Othello - 1622
  • Romeo and Juliet - 1597
  • Timon of Athens - 1623 (First Folio)
  • Titus Andronicus - 1594

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

William Shakespeare Tragedy Plays
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William Shakespeare Tragedy Plays

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

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