Culture in Great Britain
It you_re staing in London for a fes days, you_ll have no difficulty whatever in finding somewhere to spend an enjoyable evening. You_ll find opera, ballet, comedy, drama, review, musical comedy and variety. Most theatres and music-halls have good orchestras with popular conductors. At the West-End theatres you can see most of the famous English actores and actresses. As a rule, the plays are magnificently staged – costumes, dresses, scenery, everything being done on the most lavish scale.
Shakespeare, the greatest and most famous of English writers, and probebly the greatest playwright who has ever lived, was born in Stratford-on-Avon. In spite of his fame we know very little about his life. He wrote 37 plays. Among them there are deeep tragedies, such as Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, light comedies, such as The Merry Wives of Windsor, All_s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing