Shakespeare's Complete Works form one of literature's
greatest legacies. Shakespeare's plays are divided into
comedies, histories and tragedies. From famous tragedies
like Macbeth and King Lear to tragic love stories such
as Romeo and Juliet to epic historic plays like Antony
and Cleopatra, enlighten, sadden, teach and most important
of all, entertain.
William Shakespeare's poems are recognized by many
as classics in the genre. From "A Lover's Complaint"
to "Venus and Adonis", Shakespeare's poems
have been rivaled but rarely surpassed and as such,
they have remained popular with poets and readers alike.
Shakespeare's sonnets are responsible for some of poetry's
most enduring phrases. Lines such as William Shakespeare's
sonnet 18's "Shall I compare thee to a summer's
day..." have become universally known whilst
other Shakespeare sonnets have become favorites with
lovers and poets alike.
Text: Craig, W.J., ed. The Complete Works
of William Shakespeare. London: Oxford University