What Tragedies Did Shakespeare Write?

What Tragedies Did Shakespeare Write?
What Tragedies Did Shakespeare Write?. Photo © NYPL Digital Gallery

Question: What Tragedies Did Shakespeare Write?

Answer:

Shakespeare wrote 10 tragedies in total, including some of his most famous and well-read plays. Shakespeare is probably best known for Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet, reckoned by many to be the best play ever written.

Our introduction to the Shakespeare tragedies reveals the common features of these plays.

The 10 plays generally classified as tragedy are as follows:

  1. Antony and Cleopatra
  2. Coriolanus
  3. Hamlet
  4. Julius Caesar
  5. King Lear
  6. Macbeth
  7. Othello
  8. Romeo and Juliet
  9. Timon of Athens
  10. Titus Andronicus