Plays

Hamlet

1603
A son avenges his father's murder, but his madness and indecision takes its toll on everyone

Julius Caesar

1599
A classic tale of power and betrayal which follows the conspiracy and aftermath of the assassination of Julius Caesar.

Macbeth

1606
A tragedy on the effects of political ambition and the pursuit of power.

The Merchant of Venice

1596-1599
Shakespearean comedy set in Venice and Belmont, focusing on friendship, love and racial tension

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1600
A romantic comedy play centered in a forest with the fairies controlling and manipulating Athenian lovers.

Othello

1603
A play about jealousy and deception, following Iago as he attempts to destroy the life of Othello, a celebrated war general.

Richard II

1595
A play about the defeat of King Richard II and the rise of his cousin King Henry IV.

Richard III

1592
A play narrating the story of malicious Richard, Edward IV’s younger brother, and his skilful deception of everyone around him in his attempt to overthrow his older brother and become king.

Romeo and Juliet

1591-1595
One of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies – the love story between Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, hindered by the hatred between their families.

The Tempest

1611
On a remote island, sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to take revenge against his family and restore his rightful dukedom using illusion and skilful manipulation.

Twelfth Night

1601-1602
Comedy that revolves around the misunderstandings of love and sexual attraction and that explores cross-dressing and the concept of gender.

Winter's Tale

1611
Polixenes, King of Bohemia, has been on a nine-month visit to the court of his childhood friend Leontes, King of Sicilia, and his wife, Queen Hermione. Groundlessly, Leontes becomes convinced that his heavily pregnant wife has been having an affair with Polixenes. He tries to persuade his most trusted courtier, Camillo, to poison Polixenes. Convinced of the queen's innocence, Camillo warns Polixenes and they depart for Bohemia together.