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Tomatina: I think "Merchant of Venice" should really have its own page. It's one of the major plays and pretty complex, and there's a lot more tropes in it than the ones listed.

Ununnilium: Applause for this entry! Bravo!

Looney Toons: Go put an "attaboy" over on Made of Win, then!

Deus Ex Biotica: But who is the "Large Ham" in Henry IV? Surely not the titular monarch... the whole point of his character is that his notions of melodrama are being consumed by the sheer enormity of the war.

Andyroid: Sir John Falstaff, of course. Emphasis on "large", in his case.

Where did someone get Lolicon for Romeo and Juliet? The star-crossed lovers are both in their teens.

Micah: I'm not sure Henpecked Husband is quite the right trope for Comedy of Errors—Adriana is certainly a domineering wife, but A. of Ephesus isn't particularly obedient. I've replaced it with The Masochism Tango, which seems to come closer.

Zephid: Juliet is only thirteen in the play, but I'd argue that's more Values Dissonance than Lolicon.

Vampire Buddha: Shouldn't this entry be called William Shakespeare? \\Later: Done

Lord Seth: Should we mention The Two Noble Kinsmen? Shakespeare did help write it (though he wasn't the only writer)

Mac Phisto: Iago may not be the Bard's only example of Complete Monster / Magnificent Bastard, but he's certainly the Most Triumphant Example.
Andrew: # True Art Is Ancient - Shakespeare is recognized as a literary genius based almost entirely on the facts that he was very popular in his own time, very prolific, and has stood the test of time. None of these things are any sort of testament to the actual quality of his work.

This seems breathtakingly arrogant and inaccurate.