Med najbolj znanimi tragedijami, ki jih je napisal je dobro znana "Macbeth", saj je skupno tudi njegova najkrajša tragedija. Delo sledi glavni osebi Macbethu, pogumnemu in pomembnemu jukanu v borbi za Škotsko, kateremu da kralj več naslovov. William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays that scholars know of, with most of them labeled is comedies, histories, or tragedies.
The earliest play that is directly attributed to Shakespeare is the trilogy of "King Henry VI," with Richard III also being written around the same time, between 1589 and 1591. William Shakespeare was an English dramatist, poet, and actor considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time. No writer's living reputation can compare to that of Shakespeare, whose notable plays include the tragedies Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello.