Edmond Malone was the first scholar to construct a tentative chronology of Shakespeare's plays in An Attempt to Ascertain the Order in Which the Plays attributed to Shakspeare were Written (1778), an essay published in the second edition of Samuel Johnson and George Steevens' The Plays of William Shakespeare.
The chronology of Shakespeare's plays remains a matter of some scholarly debate. Current consensus is based on a constellation of different data points, including publication information (dates taken from titles pages, etc.), known performance dates, and information from contemporary diaries and other records.
The Chronology of Shakespeare's Plays Establishing the chronology of Shakespeare's plays is a most frustrating and difficult task. It is impossible to know the exact order of succession because there is no record of the first production date of any of Shakespeare's works.
Timeline of Shakespeare's plays Timeline of Shakespeare's plays We don't know exactly when Shakespeare started writing plays, but they were probably being performed in London by 1592, and he's likely to have written his final plays just a couple of years before his death in 1616. ... 1601, though an allusion to the Order of the Garter might ...
Shakespeare's plays: It is believed that Shakespeare wrote 38 plays in total between 1590 and 1612. This list of Shakespeare plays brings together all 38 plays in alphabetical order. Each Shakespeare's play name links to a range of resources about each play: Character summaries, plot outlines...
Shakespeare's plays continued to be staged after his death until the Interregnum (1649–1660), when all public stage performances were banned by the Puritan rulers. After the English Restoration, Shakespeare's plays were performed in playhouses with elaborate scenery and staged with music, dancing, thunder, lightning, wave machines, and ...
Shakespeare's plays, listed alphabetically List plays by genre by number of words by number of speeches by date. Links lead to the play's text and the dramatis personae. All's Well That Ends Well (1602) Antony and Cleopatra (1606) As You Like It (1599) Comedy of Errors (1589) Coriolanus (1607) Cymbeline (1609) Hamlet (1600) Henry IV, Part I (1597)
To honour the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, we asked you to rank all of his plays in order of greatness. Here's how the top ten turned out in the ultimate Shakespeare play-off
This is a comprehensive list of Shakespeare plays, which will act as a ready reference for students, teachers, and Shakespeare lovers. William Shakespeare plays are of diverse nature and consist of comedies, tragedies, and historical plays. I have decided to list these plays in chronological order. Bookmark this.
Just as Shakespeare’s ‘comedies’ have some dark themes and tragic situations while the ‘tragedies’ have some high comic moments, the Shakespeare’s ‘history’ plays contain comedy, tragedy and everything in between. All Shakespeare’s plays are dramas written for the entertainment of the public and Shakeseare’s intention in writing them was just that – to entertain.