An eternal friendship between the kinsmen Palamon and Arcite is shattered instantly when they both fall in love with the Amazon Emilia, daughter of Hippolyta and an Athenian. Despite all the odds against them, especially while on enemy territory, both men devise a way to duel for Emilia’s hand in marriage.
As war rages around them, Trojan prince Troilus falls in love with the beautiful Cressida. But after she is traded to the Greek camp and agrees to be with another man, Troilus witnesses her unfaithfulness and vows to focus his efforts into winning the war.
Roman general Titus Andronicus returns with prisoners after a war with the Goths, including Queen Tamora, her sons, and Aaron the Moor. But when emperor Saturninus releases them, Tamora and her sons inhumanely punish Lavinia in revenge. When Titus discovers this vile act against his daughter and who was responsible, he devises his own revenge plan.
The popular Timon of Athens is known to give gifts to his friends and hold great feasts, flaunty his wealth. But when he runs out of money and the creditors come calling, his friends turn him away. Condemning both his friends and the city of Athens, Timon leaves to contemplate how to best take his revenge.
Two noble households are in conflict, and two young lovers, one from each house, find themselves in an impossible situation: They must choose between love or family.
Othello, General in the Venetian military, finds that he is up against all odds. His wife, Desdemona, has been disinherited by her father after their secret marriage is revealed. Iago hates him for refusing his promotion. And Roderigo is after Desdemona’s heart. Othello is manipulated into a tangle of lies, and Desdemona stands to reap the consequences.
After Shakespeare’s famous Weird Sisters devine to Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland, Macbeth and his wife plot to remove King Duncan from his throne by any means necessary.
One of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, King Lear is a play about loyalty, love, and the paternal toxicity. After Lear rejects his eldest daughter in a moment of insecurity, Lear is faced with the harsh reality that the one he has banished is the only one that can save him and his kingdom from destruction.
In one of Shakespeare’s most epic political tragedies, this play follows the journey of Julius Caesar and what led to the tragedy of his assassination.
Tormented by his father’s death and brimming with revenge, Hamlet seeks to avenge his father. As he plots to expose the truth, the lives of Hamlet’s friends and family unravel around him with tragedy on the horizon.