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 it’s belived Shakespeare collaborated on, such as Love’s Labour’s Won, Edward III, Sir Thomas More and The Two Noble Kinsmen.

The First Folio was the first publication of a collection of Shakespeare’s works, put together seven years after his death, and contained 36 plays set out in the three categories of ComediesHistories and Tragedies, a categorisation that still dogs the practice of Shakespeare criticism, education and performance today.

This alphabetical list of Shakespeare plays below link to a range of resources about each play: plot summaries, character information, settingsexample essays, famous quotes, soliloquiesmonologues and much more.

Shakespeare Plays in Alphabetical Order

That’s all of Shakespeare’s plays… we think. Some people believe Shakespeare wrote many more plays, but we’ll stick to the above play list until more concrete evidence emerges.

First Folio inside pages, containing 36 Shakespeare plays

First Folio inside pages, containing 36 Shakespeare plays

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  • Chloe says:

    Great help! Other sites say 39 plays in total!

  • pam carter says:

    i would like to know where to buy the plays in book form to use at school

    • NSS says:

      Hi Pam, I’m afraid we don’t actually sell the plays in book form – only ebooks that you can’t print out and use as you like!

  • keysha says:

    this was pretty helpful for my shakespeare project that will depend on weather i go down a set or stay at my current- highest set in yr 7. THANKS !!!!!!!

  • tulsikerai says:

    Sir William Shakespear is the best play writer ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Natalie says:

    Wow 37 plays never seen that before.”lol”

  • alaw haf jones says:

    i have never seen someone write 37 plays

  • charity says:

    omg is it 37 or 39 plays?:??????????

    • NSS says:

      Well faith, that’s a good question! There are 36 plays in Shakespeare’s First Folio collection, and 37 is usually the number of plays attributed to him. However, Shakespeare had a helping hand in many other plays during his period, and is also likely to have written more complete plays that have since been lost.

  • vivian says:

    these are awesome, but some other sites have these too. im doing a speech on Shakespeare and hoping that I can find enough info about him.

  • chenai says:

    37!! That’s a lot

  • Medway says:

    This really helped me with my WIlliam Shakespeare homework

  • faith says:

    your site is a big help…
    thank you!!! XD

  • casey says:

    thanks big help

  • quirky12 says:

    thanks to the people who made this website!!!!

  • Jordan says:

    I’m actually related to William Shakespeare believe it or not. I did one of those family trees and it showed I am related to him

  • Evil_Canevil says:

    Love this website, it is amazing for english GCSE homework

  • videoone says:

    Here you will find many resources to help you in the study of Shakespeare and his works. Shakespeare Online has something to offer everyone, whether you are a teacher, a student, or a Shakespeare enthusiast in general.