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William Shakespeare Plays List

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List of William Shakespeare plays with descriptions, including any musicals by William Shakespeare, playwright. This William Shakespeare plays list includes promotional photos when available, as well as information about co-writers and William Shakespeare characters. This list of plays by William Shakespeare is listed alphabetically and includes art of the play's posters when available. A list made up of items like Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. What plays did William Shakespeare write? All these, one-acts, musicals, or full-length plays are by William Shakespeare and can help you decide, "What are the best William Shakespeare plays?" (43 items)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, ...more
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All's Well That Ends Well is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
All's Well That Ends Well is a play by William Shakespeare. It is traditionally believed to have been written between 1604 and 1605, and was originally published in the First Folio in 1623. ...more
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As You Like It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
As You Like It is a play by William Shakespeare.
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Antony and Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. The play was probably performed first in about 1607 at Blackfriars Theatre or the Globe Theatre by the King's Men. Its first known ...more
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Catch My Soul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Catch My Soul Jack Good , Ray Pohlman , Emil Dean Zoghby
Catch My Soul is the UK stage version of the rock musical produced by Jack Good. The show was a showcase for the talents of Lance LeGault, P. P. Arnold, P.J. Proby and an introduction to the ...more
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Coriolanus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Coriolanus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1605 and 1608. The play is based on the life of the legendary Roman leader Caius Marcius Coriolanus. The ...more
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Cymbeline is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain or The Tragedy of Cymbeline, is a play by William Shakespeare, set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of ...more
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Henry IV, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry IV, Part 1 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written no later than 1597. It is the second play in Shakespeare's tetralogy dealing with the successive reigns ...more
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Henry IV, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded ...more
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Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602. Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the ...more
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Henry V is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry V is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1599. It tells the story of King Henry V of England, focusing on events immediately before and ...more
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Henry VI, Part 1 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry VI, Part 1, is a history play by William Shakespeare, and possibly Thomas Nashe, believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 2 ...more
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Henry VI, Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry VI, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals primarily with ...more
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Henry VI, Part 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Henry VI, Part 3 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1591, and set during the lifetime of King Henry VI of England. Whereas 1 Henry VI deals with the loss ...more
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Henry VIII is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
John Fletcher , William Shakespeare
Henry VIII is a history play generally believed to be a collaboration between William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, based on the life of Henry VIII of England. An alternative title, All is ...more
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Julius Caesar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1599. It is one of several plays written by Shakespeare based on true events from Roman ...more
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King John is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England, son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is ...more
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King Lear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
King Lear is a tragedy by William Shakespeare in which the titular character descends into madness after disposing of his estate between two of his three daughters based on their flattery, ...more
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Love's Labour's Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s for a performance at the Inns of Court before Queen Elizabeth I. It follows ...more
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Love's Labour's Won is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Love's Labour's Won William Shakespeare
Love's Labour's Won is a play written by William Shakespeare before 1598. The play appears to have been published by 1603, but no copies are known to have survived. One theory holds that it is a ...more
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Julius Ceaser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Julius Ceaser
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Measure for Measure is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Measure for Measure is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1603 or 1604. Originally published in the First Folio of 1623, where it was listed as a comedy, the play's ...more
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Othello is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the short story Un Capitano Moro by Cinthio, a ...more
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
Pericles, Prince of Tyre is a Jacobean play written at least in part by William Shakespeare and included in modern editions of his collected works despite questions over its authorship, as it ...more
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Richard II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare
King Richard the Second is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in approximately 1595. It is based on the life of King Richard II of England and is the first part ...more