<p>This Macbeth study guide is the ultimate guide to Shakespeare&#39;s shortest and most intense play. First performed in around 1605, the play follows the rise and fall of Macbeth who is brought down by his own excessive ambition.</p><i>Hamlet</i>, written in around 1600, is regarded by many as Shakespeare’s greatest play – perhaps due to the psychological complexity of the central character.Your ultimate study guide to one of Shakespeare&#39;s best loved plays. Find out why <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> has been so enduring.<p>Written in 1611, <em>The Tempest</em> is one of Shakespeare’s last plays and reveals the Bard at his most imaginative and magical. In terms of the quality of language, <em>The Tempest</em> play is Shakespeare at his best.</p><i>Much Ado About Nothing</i> is one of Shakespeare’s most memorable romantic comedies. First published in 1600, but probably written in 1598, the play enjoyed as much popularity then as it does today.