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The most popular works of Shakespeare

David Tennat as Hamlet

Because of the great English poet and playwright William Shakespeare to have survived 36 plays, 2 poems and "wreath" sonnets.

The popularity of these products is difficultoverestimated, however, some pieces still often put on the stage, write screenplays based on them and make films, as well as reinterpreted in other works of art.


"Hamlet" - Shakespeare's longest play, and mostknown tragedy of all, ever written in the world. The story of "Prince of Danish" inspired by such great poets and writers like Goethe and Dickens, Chekhov and Joyce, Stoppard and Murdoch. On the translation of "Hamlet" only in Russian language work such as the poets Sumarokov, Gnedich Pasternak. Many of the greatest actors dream to play a major role in this play, some managed and they are forever inscribed their names on the "golden" world drama page. In Russia, the most famous actors who played Hamlet on stage are great pre-revolutionary luminaries - Pavel Mochalov and Vasily Kachalov, the star of the pre-war Mikhail Chekhov Moscow Art Theater, as well as at least beloved and famous - Mikhail Kazakov, Vladimir Vysotsky, Innocent Smoktunovskij, Oleg Yankovsky.

According to "The Lion King", their work is also a rethinking of "Hamlet" to the creators of the Disney cartoon.

"Romeo and Juliet"

The tragic story of two lovers second, onrate productions and adaptations of Shakespeare plays. The names of the main characters became a cultural archetype, their story can be found in the books of a thousand, plays, movies and musicals. This is ekraniziruemaya Shakespeare play, in fact, it is considered that its filmmakers "tell" only a little less than a fairy tale of Cinderella.

The tragedy of "Romeo and Juliet" was the basis ofProkofiev, Gounod's opera, Tchaikovsky overture and the famous musical "West Side Story", who wrote the music for the American composer Leonard Bernstein.


"Macbeth" is only slightly inferior in fametwo previous tragedies. The history of terrible betrayal, the bloody ambitions, vile murder story in which prevail the real "Shakespeare's passion," he gave the world the most famous Shakespearean villain - Lady Macbeth. In the theater, this play is due most of all superstitions, to the extent that the actors try not to say her name, and say that they are playing today, "the Scottish play".


The story of the jealous Moor does not lose itsRelevance for the past more than 400 years. After all, it affected the eternal themes such as jealousy, betrayal, jealousy, betrayal. It is believed that Shakespeare was the first to speak about such a problem as racism.

"Richard III»

The play "Richard III» refers to the historicalchronicles created a great poet. A total of seven and they all deal with English history. It chronicles not include "Roman" works on subjects from ancient history - "Julius Caesar" and "Antony and Cleopatra" and the aforementioned "Macbeth." "Richard III» - the second longest of Shakespeare's play, it is rarely played without cuts. This work - an example of how a great poet, deceived, is able to change history. Misled by the product of Thomas More, an ardent supporter of the Tudors, Shakespeare created a bright and a great way of people talented, but infinitely vile, vicious and unscrupulous, do not shun the lowest deeds, while the real Richard York, according to a variety of research, was the complete opposite - a courageous , conscientious, talented administrator, which is so needed in England at that time.

"A dream in a summer night"

The romantic comedy with threeintersecting storylines - young lovers Lysander and Hermias, ruler of fairies Oberon and his wife Titania and four Athenian artisans, amateur cooking setting for the upcoming wedding of Athens ruler, Theseus and Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons - one of Shakespeare's seventeen works of this genre. It is believed that it was her, of all the "light" plays of the great playwright, often can be seen on the stage. However, the most often quoted phrase, the great poet is a string of other comedy "As You Like It" - "The whole world theater - to the men and women - all the actors."

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