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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

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Richard III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Richard III is a historical play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1592. It depicts the Machiavellian rise to power and subsequent short reign of Richard III ...more

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Macbeth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. Set in Scotland, the play dramatizes the corrosive psychological and political ...more

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Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet is a play by William Shakespeare.

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Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Roméo et Juliette, de la Haine à l'Amour Roméo et Juliette: de la Haine à l'Amour is a French musical based on William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, with music and lyrics by Gérard Presgurvic. It premiered ...more

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Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Much Ado About Nothing is a play by William Shakespeare.

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The Merry Wives of Windsor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Merry Wives of Windsor is a comedy by William Shakespeare, first published in 1602, though believed to have been written prior to 1597. The Windsor of the play's title is a reference to ...more

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The Tempest is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610–11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote ...more

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The Winter's Tale is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare.

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Timon of Athens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Timon of Athens is a collaborative play by William Shakespeare and perhaps Thomas Middleton about the fortunes of an Athenian named Timon. The central character is a well beloved citizen of ...more

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Troilus and Cressida is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Troilus and Cressida is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1602. It was described by Frederick S. Boas as one of Shakespeare's problem plays. The play ends on a ...more

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Sir John Oldcastle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Sir John Oldcastle Robert Wilson , Michael Drayton , Anthony Munday Sir John Oldcastle is an Elizabethan play about John Oldcastle, a controversial 14th-15th century rebel and Lollard who was seen by some of Shakespeare's contemporaries as a proto-Protestant

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The Comedy of Errors is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Comedy of Errors is one of William Shakespeare's early plays. It is his shortest and one of his most farcical comedies, with a major part of the humour coming from slapstick and mistaken ...more

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The Merchant of Venice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Dan Moses Schreier , William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare in which a merchant in 16th century Venice must default on a large loan provided by an abused Jewish moneylender. It is believed to have ...more

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The Taming of the Shrew is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1590 and 1592. The play begins with a framing device, often referred to as the Induction, in ...more

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The Two Gentlemen of Verona is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1592. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare's first play, and is often seen as ...more

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The Two Noble Kinsmen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
John Fletcher , William Shakespeare The Two Noble Kinsmen is a Jacobean tragicomedy, first published in 1634 and attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare. Its plot derives from "The Knight's Tale" in Geoffrey ...more

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Titus Andronicus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
William Shakespeare Titus Andronicus is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1588 and 1593, probably in collaboration with George Peele. It is thought to be Shakespeare's first ...more

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Twelfth Night, or What You Wil... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list William Shakespeare Plays List
Jeanine Tesori , William Shakespeare Twelfth Night; or, What You Will is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1601–02 as a Twelfth Night's entertainment for the close of the Christmas season. The ...more