What type of plays did Shakespeare write?
Comedies, tragedies, romances, and histories.
Comedies are typically funny and end with marriage.
Tragedies are sad, and often end in death in order to remind the audience of their own mortality.
Romances, or problem plays, often end with reconciliation, and can be a blend of comedies and tragedies.
Histories are about historical figures or political matters, normally regarding English royal lineage.