So, here's my effort at reducing one of his plays to its most simple parts - All's Well That Ends Well in a nutshell.
When a young woman saves the life of a king, she's permitted to marry the man of her dreams, but her bridegroom is rather more reluctant. When he makes a run for it, she'll stop at nothing to get him back.
Wouldn't sound out of place in a modern romcom, would it? Of course, the comedy in All's Well That Ends Well is a little darker than When Harry Met Sally, but still...the timelessness of Shakespeare's plays shines through!