Shakespeare set his plays in dozens of locations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. The interactive map below shows all of the locations that Shakespeare used in his 37 plays.

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Title Category Address Description
148 Twelfth Night: Illyria, Croatia Twelfth Night Croatia Illyria is an ancient region in modern-day Croatia.
147 Troilus and Cressida: Troy, Turkey Troilus and Cressida Anatolia Troy is an ancient city in modern day Turkey.
146 Titus Andronicus: Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
145 Titus Andronicus: Plains near Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
144 Titus Andronicus: A Forest near Rome, Italy Titus Andronicus Rome
143 Timon of Athens: Athens, Greece Timon of Athens Athens
142 The Winter's Tale: Bohemia, Czech Republic The Winters Tale Czech Republic Bohemia is a historical country, occupying the western two-thirds the Czech Rebuplic.
141 The Winter's Tale: A sea port, Sicily The Winters Tale Sicily
140 The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Verona, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Verona
139 The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Milan, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Milan
138 The Two Gentlemen of Verona: Mantua, Italy The Two Gentlemen of Verona Mantua
137 The Tempest: An unnamed island in the Mediterranean The Tempest Mediterranean Sea
136 The Taming of the Shrew: Verona, Italy The Taming of the Shrew Verona
135 The Taming of the Shrew: Padua, Italy The Taming of the Shrew Padua
134 The Taming of the Shrew: England The Taming of the Shrew England
133 The Merry Wives of Windsor: Windsor (multiple locations), England The Merry Wives of Windsor Windsor, UK
132 The Merry Wives of Windsor: Near Frogmore, England The Merry Wives of Windsor Frogmore, UK
131 Romeo and Juliet: Verona, Italy Romeo and Juliet Verona
130 Romeo and Juliet: Mantua, Italy Romeo and Juliet Mantua
129 Richard III: Salisbury, England Richard III Salisbury, UK
128 Richard III: Pomfret Castle, England Richard III Pontefract Castle Pomfret Castle refers to current day Pontefract Castle in Yorkshire, England.
127 Richard III: London, England Richard III London
126 Richard III: Camp near Tamworth, England Richard III Tamworth, UK
125 Richard III: Banyards Castle, England Richard III Addle Hill, London Baynard's Castle refers to buildings on two neighbouring London sites, between current-day Blackfriars station and St Paul's Cathedral.
124 Richard II: Wilds in Gloucestershire, England Richard II Gloucestershire, UK
123 Richard II: Wales Richard II Wales
122 Richard II: London, King Richard II Palace, England Richard II London
121 Richard II: Ely House, London, England Richard II Ely House, London
120 Richard II: Coventy, England Richard II Coventy, UK
119 Pericles: Tyre, Lebanon Pericles Tyre, Lebanon TBC
118 Pericles: Tarsus, Turkey Pericles Tarsus, Turkey
117 Pericles: Pentapolis, Lybia Pericles Cyrenaica Pentapolis was an ancient eastern coastal region of Libya.
116 Pericles: Ephesus, Turkey Pericles Sel?uk, Turkey Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current day Turkey
115 Pericles: Antioch, Turkey Pericles Antakya, Turkey Antioch was an ancient city near current-day Antakya, Turkey.
114 Othello: Venice, Italy Othello Venice
113 Othello: Cyprus Othello Cyprus
112 Much Ado About Nothing: Messina, Sicily Much Ado about Nothing Messina
111 Merchant of Venice: Venice, Italy The Merchant of Venice Venice
110 Merchant of Venice: Belmont, Italy The Merchant of Venice Belmonte Calabro
109 Measure for Measure: Vienna, Austria Measure for Measure Vienna
108 Macbeth: Near Forres, Italy Macbeth Forres
107 Macbeth: Near Birnam Wood, England Macbeth Birnam Wood, uk
106 Macbeth: Inverness, Scotland Macbeth Inverness
105 Macbeth: Fife, Scotland Macbeth Fife
104 Macbeth: Dusinane, Scotland Macbeth Dusinane
103 Macbeth: Before the King's Palace, England Macbeth London, UK
102 Love's Labour's Lost: Navarre, Spain Loves Labours Lost Navarre, spain An old name for the region in Spanish Basque country.
101 King Lear: Near Dover, England King Lear Dover, UK
100 King Lear: Ancient Britain, Leicestershire, England King Lear Leicestershire
99 King John: Swinstead Abbey, England King John Morkery Road, UK
98 King John: Plains near Angiers, France King John Angiers, France
97 King John: Lewis's camp at St Edmundsbury, England King John St Edmundsbury, UK
96 King John: King John's palace, England King John King John's palace
95 King John: Before Angiers, France King John Angiers, France
94 Julius Caesar: The plains of Philippi, Greece Julius Caesar Philippi, Greece Philippi was an ancient city in eastern Macedonia, current-day Greece.
93 Julius Caesar: Rome, Italy Julius Caesar Rome
92 Henry VIII: Street in Westminster, England Henry VIII Westminster, London
91 Henry VIII: London, The Palace, England Henry VIII London
90 Henry VIII: Kimbolton, England Henry VIII Kimbolton, UK
89 Henry VIII: A hall in York Place, England Henry VIII London
88 Henry VIII: A hall in Blackfriars, London, England Henry VIII London, Blackfriars
87 Henry VI, Part III: Sandal Castle, England Henry VI, Part III Sandal Castle, UK
86 Henry VI, Part III: Plain near mortimers cross in Herefordshire, England Henry VI, Part III mortimers cross, uk
85 Henry VI, Part III: Plain in Warwickshire, England Henry VI, Part III Warwickshire
84 Henry VI, Part III: Park near Middleham Castle in Yorkshire, England Henry VI, Part III Middleham Castle
83 Henry VI, Part III: London, The Tower, England Henry VI, Part III London, Tower of London
82 Henry VI, Part III: London, Houses of Parliament, England Henry VI, Part III London
81 Henry VI, Part III: Lewis XI palace, France Henry VI, Part III Paris, France
80 Henry VI, Part III: Field of battle near Barnet, England Henry VI, Part III Barnet
79 Henry VI, Part III: Field between Towton and Saxton, England Henry VI, Part III Saxton
78 Henry VI, Part III: Coventry, England Henry VI, Part III Coventry
77 Henry VI, Part III: Between Sandal Castle and Wakefield, England Henry VI, Part III Wakefield
76 Henry VI, Part III: Before York, England Henry VI, Part III York, UK
75 Henry VI, Part III: A forest in the north of England Henry VI, Part III A forest in the north of England
74 Henry VI, Part II: The Abbey at Bury St Edmunds, England Henry VI, Part II Bury St Edmunds, UK
73 Henry VI, Part II: St Albans, England Henry VI, Part II St Albans, UK
72 Henry VI, Part II: Southwark, England Henry VI, Part II Southwark
71 Henry VI, Part II: London, The Tower, England Henry VI, Part II London, Tower of London
70 Henry VI, Part II: London, The Palace, England Henry VI, Part II London
69 Henry VI, Part II: London, Smithfield, England Henry VI, Part II London Smithfield
68 Henry VI, Part II: London, England Henry VI, Part II London
67 Henry VI, Part II: London, Canon Street, England Henry VI, Part II London Canon Street
66 Henry VI, Part II: Kent, England Henry VI, Part II Kent
65 Henry VI, Part II: Kent Coast, England Henry VI, Part II Margate
64 Henry VI, Part II: Kenilworth Castle, England Henry VI, Part II Kenilworth Castle
63 Henry VI, Part II: Fields near St Albans, England Henry VI, Part II St Albans
62 Henry VI, Part II: Fields between Dartford and Blackheath, England Henry VI, Part II London, Fields between Dartford and Blackheath
61 Henry VI, Part II: Bury St Edmunds, England Henry VI, Part II Bury St Edmunds, UK
60 Henry VI, Part II: Blackheath, England Henry VI, Part II London, Blackheath
59 Henry VI, Part I: Westminster Abbey, England Henry VI, Part I Westminster Abbey
58 Henry VI, Part I: Rouen, France Henry VI, Part I Rouen
57 Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Gascony, France Henry VI, Part I Gascony
56 Henry VI, Part I: Plains in Anjou, France Henry VI, Part I Anjou, France
55 Henry VI, Part I: Plains before Rouen, France Henry VI, Part I Rouen
54 Henry VI, Part I: Paris, France Henry VI, Part I Paris
53 Henry VI, Part I: London, Tower of London, England Henry VI, Part I London, Tower of London
52 Henry VI, Part I: London, The Palace, England Henry VI, Part I London
51 Henry VI, Part I: London, Temple Garden, England Henry VI, Part I London Temple Garden
50 Henry VI, Part I: London, Houses of Parliament, England Henry VI, Part I London, Houses of Parliament
49 Henry VI, Part I: London, before The Tower, England Henry VI, Part I London
48 Henry VI, Part I: Before Orleans, France Henry VI, Part I Orleans, France
47 Henry VI, Part I: Before Bordeaux, France Henry VI, Part I Bordeaux
46 Henry VI, Part I: Before Angiers, France Henry VI, Part I Angiers
45 Henry VI, Part I: Auvergne, France Henry VI, Part I Auvergne
44 Henry VI, Part I: Anjou, France Henry VI, Part I Anjou, France
43 Henry V: Southampton, England Henry V Southampton, UK
42 Henry V: Picardy, France Henry V Picardy
41 Henry V: Paris, France Henry V Paris
40 Henry V: Near Agincourt, France Henry V Agincourt, France
39 Henry V: London, England Henry V London
38 Henry V: Before Harfleur, France Henry V Harfleur, France
37 Henry IV, Part II: York, England Henry IV, Part II York, UK
36 Henry IV, Part II: Westminster, England Henry IV, Part II Westminster, London
35 Henry IV, Part II: The Jerusalem Chamber, Westminster, England Henry IV, Part II Westminster The Jerusalem Chamber
34 Henry IV, Part II: London, England Henry IV, Part II London, UK
33 Henry IV, Part II: Gloucestershire, England Henry IV, Part II Gloucestershire, UK
32 Henry IV, Part II: Gaultree Forest, Yorkshire, England Henry IV, Part II Yorkshire, UK
31 Henry IV, Part II: Eastcheap, England Henry IV, Part II Eastcheap (the boars head tavern)
30 Henry IV, Part I: Warkworth Castle, England Henry IV, Part I Warkworth Castle
29 Henry IV, Part I: Rochester, England Henry IV, Part I Rochester, UK
28 Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, England Henry IV, Part I Shrewsbury, UK
27 Henry IV, Part I: Near Shrewsbury, England Henry IV, Part I Shrewsbury, England
26 Henry IV, Part I: Near Gadshill, England Henry IV, Part I Gadshill, UK
25 Henry IV, Part I: Near Coventry, England Henry IV, Part I Coventry, UK
24 Henry IV, Part I: London, England Henry IV, Part I London
23 Henry IV, Part I: Eastcheap, England Henry IV, Part I Eastcheap (the boars head tavern)
22 Henry IV, Part I: Bangor, Wales Henry IV, Part I Bangor, Wales
21 Hamlet: Elsinore, Denmark Hamlet Helsingor
20 Cymbeline: Wales Cymbeline Wales
19 Cymbeline: Rome, Italy Cymbeline Rome
18 Cymbeline: Near Milford Haven, Wales Cymbeline Milford Haven
17 Cymbeline: Britain Cymbeline UK
16 Coriolanus: Rome, Italy Coriolanus Rome
15 Coriolanus: Corioli, Italy Coriolanus Alban Hills Alban Hills was an ancient city near Rome, between the sea, the river Astura and the Alban Hills.
14 Coriolanus: Antium, Italy Coriolanus Anzio Current day Anzio was called Antium in ancient times.
13 Comedy of Errors: Ephesus, Turkey The Comedy of Errors Sel? Ephesus was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, current-day Turkey
12 As You Like It: Forest of Arden, England As You Like It Warwickshire
11 Antony and Cleopatra: Rome, Italy Antony and Cleopatra Rome
10 Antony and Cleopatra: Near Actium, Greece Antony and Cleopatra Actium
09 Antony and Cleopatra: Misenum, Italy Antony and Cleopatra Miseno Current day Miseno was called Misenum in ancient times.
08 Antony and Cleopatra: Messina, Sicily Antony and Cleopatra Messina
07 Antony and Cleopatra: Alexandria, Egypt Antony and Cleopatra Alexandria
06 Antony and Cleopatra: A plain in Syria Antony and Cleopatra Syria
05 All's Well That Ends Well: Roussillon, France Alls Well That Ends Well Roussillon
04 All's Well That Ends Well: Paris, France Alls Well That Ends Well Paris
03 All's Well That Ends Well: Marseille, France Alls Well That Ends Well Marseille
02 All's Well That Ends Well: Florence, Italy Alls Well That Ends Well Florence
01 A Midsummer Night's Dream: A wood near Athens, Greece A Midsummer Nights Dream Athens

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