Author:William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare
(1564–1616)
An English poet and playwright considered to be one of the greatest writers in the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature.
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William Shakespeare

Works[edit]

[Note: The Text of some of these plays is also available at Wikibooks where study guides are being developed, and there is often a separate wiki-page for each of the scenes, for those who prefer or require that format of presentation]

The groupings below are based on the traditional ones followed by The Yale Shakespeare, and the titles used are from that compilation notwithstanding some apparent inconsistencies.

The dates given for each play are estimated, and are often the matter of considerable dispute.

Comedies[edit]

Tragedies[edit]

Histories[edit]

Poems[edit]

Other[edit]

Lost and disputed works[edit]

Plays[edit]

Poems[edit]

Collections[edit]

  • First Folio – prepared by John Heminges and Henry Condell in 1623

Works about Shakespeare and his works[edit]

Transcription projects[edit]

Works by this author published before January 1, 1923 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.