Who would not know William Shakespeare? He is considered as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, playwrights and poets the world has ever known. He is also known as the greatest English language writer. Called the national poet of England, and also the Bard of Avon, his work ranges from historical plays, to contemporary interpretations of classical themes, as well as tragedies, romances and comedies. A lot of Shakespeare’s plays have monologues – speeches made by a certain character to another, or to a crowd. The following are plays where the funniest Shakespeare monologues occur.