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Shakespearean comedies

Shakespearean comedies are one of the three (sometimes four) genres of plays by William Shakespeare. Traditionally, his works have been grouped into: tragedies, comedies, and histories, with some scholars adding a fourth category, romances.

"Comedy" in its medieval usage had a very different meaning from modern comedy. A Shakesperean comedy is one that has

  1. A happy ending, usually involving marriage for all the unmarried characters, and
  2. A more lighthearted style and tone.

List of Shakespearean comedies:

Some scholars of Shakespeare break the category of "Comedies" into "Comedies" and "Romances." The plays included in this category would be Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale, Pericles Prince of Tyre, and The Tempest. See Shakespeare's Late Romances.