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It’s generally agreed that Shakespeare wrote 37 plays from 1590 to 1612. In addition to these plays there are a number of ‘lost plays’ – Cardenio, Love’s Labour’s Won, Edward III and Sir Thomas More – as well as The Two Noble Kinsmen which Shakespeare collaborated on, which potentially brings the number of plays Shakespeare wrote or part-wrote to 42. (Check out our map of Shakespeare’s play locations).

This list of Shakespeare plays brings together all the plays in alphabetical order (read about the five act structure of Shakespeare’s plays).

Each Shakespeare play name links to a range of resources about that play: Character summaries, plot outlines, example essays and famous quotes, soliloquies and monologues.

Shakespeare’s Play Resources:

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!

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  1. vivian
    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. Reply

    • NSS
      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. Reply

  2. tulsikerai
    tulsikerai says:

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

  3. keysha
    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 !!!!!!! Reply

    • NSS
      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! Reply

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