I've been dabbling a bit in Shakespearean drama lately and I have recently read The Winter's Tale (1610), a play I had not read before now. It's a sad story of a king who convinces himself his wife is having an affair with his boyhood friend, now the king of another country.
Of course, she is entirely innocent, but she is imprisoned and he is told she is dead. His old friend flees to his home. The king then realizes that he has been wrong and spends the next 20 years or so atoning for his sin.
This is a "comedy" so all comes out right in the end, with the wife returned to the king, who now appreciates her. His long lost daughter marries the son of his boyhood friend. Other characters find love and happiness, except for one poor courtier who is killed by wild animals. He it is who exits, followed by a bear. One of the great exits in all of drama.
I watched a DVD of the 1999 Royal Shakespeare production of this play, done in Edwardian dress, with Antony Sher in a brilliant performance as Leontes. It was one of the finest filmings of a Shakespeare play I've ever seen.