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.
Shakespeare's Plays Before the publication of the First Folio in 1623, nineteen of the thirty-seven plays in Shakespeare's canon had appeared in quarto format. With the exception of Othello (1622), all of the quartos were published prior to the date of Shakespeare's retirement from the theatre in about 1611. It is unlikely that Shakespeare was involved directly with the printing of any...
Plays Sonnets Poems Concordance Character Search Advanced Search About OSS. Shakespeare's plays, listed by genre List plays alphabetically by number of words by number of speeches by date. Links lead to the play's text and the dramatis personae. COMEDIES. All's Well That Ends Well
To most of us, the fact that the list of Shakespeare's plays still seems to be growing nearly 400 years after his death is a bit of a puzzle. Culture: Culture Labouring from beyond the grave; The Royal Shakespeare Company launches its new Stratford season on Wednesday with its first production of a 'new' play by Shakespeare.
Letters on the natural history of the insects mentioned in Shakespeare's plays : with incidental notices of the entomology of Ireland / By. Patterson, Robert, 1802-1872. Genre. Book. Material Type. Published material. Publication info. London :W. S. Orr & Co.,1838. Subjects
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In Shakespeare's play, Rosalind does most of the talking and controls the action, but in Rosalynde, the King (Rosalynd's father) is the one who is in control, he does most of the talking and arranging. Shakespeare makes his Rosalind the star of his play, and further, she is much more intelligent and witty than the one from the source.
Many have argued that Hamlet is Shakespeare's best play. I disagree. It may be the best from an English student's or a critic's point of view - there is just so much contained within it to explore - but as a PLAY i feel it is too long and at times tedious. It's still one of my favourites though. King Lear is my personal favourite because there is a perfect balance between it workin...
The play is based on a tale of Boccacio's Decameron. Shakespeare may have read an English translation of the tale in William Painter's Palace of Pleasure. The name of the play comes from the proverb All's well that ends well, which means that problems do not matter so long as the outcome is good.
The idea of picking the top five plays by William Shakespeare is sure to spark a quarrel among literary critics and theatergoers. Though many consider "Hamlet" the Bard's best work, others prefer "King Lear" or "The Winter's Tale." Tastes vary, but there is some critical consensus about which plays have the most enduring literary value.