Romeo and Juliet serves to satisfy both anyway, which for a 1595 play has obviously stuck around for a very long time, which points to how good a book can turn out to be centuries after its author graced our good planet.
The Merchant of Venice in which a merchant in 16th century Venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender.
Hamlet is a story of how the ghost of a murdered king comes to haunt the living with tragic consequences. A vengeful ghost and a brother's murder, dominate the gloomy landscape of Hamlet's Denmark.
Macbeth; Shakespeare's play about a Scottish nobleman and his wife who murder their king for his throne charts the extremes of ambition and guilt.
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603.
The Sonnets: Shakespeare dedicated his sonnets to “Mr. W. H.,” and the identity of this man remains unknown.