How a shunned bride consummates her marriage without her husband being aware, and tricks him out of the ring he insists he’d never give her.
A controversial story of a moneylender getting revenge when a borrower defaults, and demanding a pound of flesh.
Popular comedy about a man who marries and shrew and sets about trying to tame her. Frequently painted.
A comedy involving two couples, both tricked in different ways. One bride faints in church when accused of infidelity. The other couple didn’t know they loved one another until deceived.
A Roman hero, intended to be consul, is banished because he wouldn’t get on with common people. When he can defeat Rome, who can stop him?
Trained at the Royal Academy Schools only ten years after they had opened, he has become one of the most important and original British visual artists.
An intricate tragicomedy culminating in a complex series of revelations. Although never popular, some interesting paintings.
Thought to be his first play, it hasn’t been painted much, but those who have are notable, including William Holman Hunt’s masterpiece.
How West failed in his aim of bringing a revolution to history painting by depicting ‘modern history’, and was repeatedly upstaged by others.
Although not popular on stage, a classical tragedy that attracted paintings by Waterhouse, Delacroix and others.