Top 10 plays of William Shakespeare

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Updated on 9 May, 2012 at 11:50 am


There is something magical about this legend because throughout the genre of English literature, he is the one and only one who can convey us away of the confined universalities of words. Somewhat justified, TopYaps introduces a list of ten powerful plays of William Shakespeare that are capable to make you think the extent of human brain’s imagination.

10. King Lear:

Written between 1603 and 1606, this play of William Shakespeare is based on the fable of Leir of Britain, a mythical pre-Roman Celtic king. This play constitutes a primal power which leaves the reader open-mouthed, once it’s finished.

9. The Taming of the Shrew:

Better known as Shakespeare’s most astonishing comedy, The Taming of the Shrew was written between 1590 and 1594, which deals with the submission of a woman to her husband. With cheerful feeling and slapstick humor, this play rules the heart of readers.

8. Richard III:

Believed to have been written in 1591, this play of William Shakespeare is widely admired for its lovely and rich language. This historical play depicts the villainous deeds of Richard III of England to accomplish his vaulting ambitions.


7. Midsummer Night’s Dream:

One of the soundest plays of William Shakespeare, the Midsummer Night’s Dream revolves around the events occurred during the wedding of Queen of the Amazons and Duke of Athens. After reading this play, you’ll surely realize the genius hidden inside Shakespeare.

6. The Tempest:

Written between 1610 and 1611, this play of William Shakespeare is considered as his last work, according to most scholars. It’s still gorgeous to read this novel with an extreme romantic expression by Shakespeare, the legendary head of writing ring.

5. Julius Caesar:

Portraying the ferocious conspiracy against the great Roman emperor, Julius Caesar, this historical play deals with actual fable of Roman political conflict, occurred during the 44 BC. This play of William Shakespeare still dominates the writing genre of  friendship, patriotism and honour.

4. Macbeth:

Written sometime between 1603 and 1607, The Tragedy of Macbeth is one of the superlative-defying plays of William Shakespeare which deals with a regicide and its consequence. The story of Macbeth reveals the hidden genius of Shakespeare for human psychology.

3. Romeo and Juliet:

Counted among one of the best-known plays in history, Romeo and Juliet is a tragedy which is still adored by teenage lovers for being an epic of romance genre. This play of William Shakespeare depicts the eternal love of Mercutio and Paris, whose deaths eventually unify their struggling family.

2. Henry V:

Based on the life of King Henry V of England, this majestic play of William Shakespeare deserves to be watched by every young man in the world. Believed to be written in 1599, this masterpiece consists some really great speeches that can send a chill down your spine.


1. Hamlet:

Revolving around the kingdom of Denmark, this fast-paced, magical and exciting play of William Shakespeare is by far considered among the most brawny and potent tragedies in the English literature. Hamlet, the prince of Denmark, is the most smashing character in history of literature which solidify the greatness of Shakespeare’s imagination.

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