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Troilus and Cressida
In ancient Troy, Troilus and Cressida vow undying love, which dies all too quickly.
Coriolanus
Rome’s best general feels slighted, so he switches sides.
Titus Andronicus
Bloody revenge in ancient Rome, with the emphasis on bloody.
Romeo and Juliet
Forbidden love tempts and destroys a young couple.
Timon of Athens
Overgenerous Timon learns who his true friends are when he runs out of money.
Julius Caesar
Brutus and others kill Caesar to prevent him from becoming king.
Macbeth
Witches’ prophecies prompt Macbeth to seize the throne of Scotland.
Hamlet
A young prince plans revenge against his murdering uncle.
King Lear
Lear gives up his kingdom to his daughters and then gives up his mind.
Othello
Iago preys on Othello’s jealousy and drives him to murder.
Antony and Cleopatra
Antony tries to balance love and war but sacrifices everything for love.
Cymbeline
A jealous husband believes a false story about his wife. She runs away and meets her long-lost brothers.