everything you need to know about Shakespeare’s plays
Interested in Shakespeare plays? Then read on! It’s generally agreed that Shakespeare wrote 37 plays between 1590 and 1612. In addition to these 37 plays there is one ‘lost’ play – Cardenio – plus a selection of plays that most academics agree Shakespeare collaborated on, such as Love’s Labour’s Won, Edward III, Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen.
This alphabetical list of Shakespeare plays below link to a range of resources about each play: plot summaries, character information, settings, example essays, famous quotes, soliloquies & monologues and much more.
The First Folio was the first publication of a collection of Shakespeare’s works, put together seven years after his death. It contained 36 Shakespeare plays – all of the above plays, excluding Pericles, Edward III and The Two Noble Kinsmen – set out in the three categories of Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. This categorisation of Shakespeare plays still underpins the practice of Shakespeare criticism, education, and performance today.
As well as these 3 Shakespeare play types of comedy, history and tragedy, subsequent academics and Shakespeare aficionados have also categorised Shakespeare’s plays into: Roman, Lost, Masque, Problem, Romance, and Tragicomedy.
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