How many plays did Shakespeare write? Good question, and a simple on you might think, but the truth is it’s a question with no certain answer! Here’s why:
- There are 37 plays Shakespeare definitely wrote
- At least 1 ‘lost’ play (a play found after Shakespeare’s death that’s been attributed to him, e.g. Cardenio)
- Potentially 1 or more miss-attributed plays (plays that have been attributed to someone other than Shakespeare that some academics feel may have bee written by Shakespeare, e.g. Double Falsehood)
- A number of plays that Shakespeare may have collaborated on with other writers (e.g. Henry VII and The Two Noble Kinsmen).
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