William Shakespeare wrote many works, including many poems, 154 sonnets and 38 plays, including the less-familiar "Titus Andronicus," "King John," "Troilus and Cressida," "Timon of Athens" and "Cymbeline." Shakespeare's ... More »

Shakespeare's first play was most likely Henry VI Part I, which was first performed between 1590 and 1591 and printed in 1594. Because no recorded dates exist for first performances of any of Shakespeare's plays, scholar... More »

While most Shakespeare scholars agree that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him, others, known as anti-Stratfordians, point to Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere and others as possibl... More »

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Though the list may vary among critics, William Shakespeare's tragicomedies include "All's Well that Ends Well," "The Merchant of Venice," "Measure for Measure," "Troilus and Cressida," "The Winter's Tale" and "Timon of ... More »

William Shakespeare wrote two narrative poems, 38 plays and 154 sonnets during his lifetime and is often considered the greatest English-language dramatist, poet and writer. He was also an actor in both his own plays and... More »

Most scholars accept that William Shakespeare wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Additionally, he wrote four longer poems. Though he may have written other plays, they are lost to history. More »

William Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays, as well as narrative poems and a collection of sonnets, during the English Renaissance period. Shakespeare's plays fall under three genres: tragedy, comedy and history. Some o... More »