Can you believe that an English writer set thirteen plays in Italy, but only one comedy in his own country? (Of course, Shakespeare's history plays and a few of his tragedies take place in England.)
How would you begin searching for his English comedy? We've given you a big hint by telling you that there's only one.
Look at a list of Shakespeare's comedies in your home, school, or town library. If you don't have any books handy, try looking on-line. A great site to use is http://www.it.usyd.edu.au/~matty/Shakespeare/ .
You'll notice that at the bottom of the Web page there is a list of Shakespeare's plays.
As you read through a list of plays, you'll notice that Shakespeare sometimes puts the name of the setting right in the title, as in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and The Merchant of Venice . Do any of the comedies have an English city in their title?
You should find the following play:
• The Merry Wives of Windsor
Did you know that Queen Elizabeth I often spent a part of each year at Windsor Castle?