Although William Shakespeare did not write actual books, he wrote 38 plays during his career as a playwright. His earliest written plays included "Richard III" and "Henry VI." More »

Many scholars believe that Williams Shakespeare may have written his famous tragedy, "Macbeth," as a celebration of King James I. King James I of England had formerly been King James the VI of Scotland, and ascended to t... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

William Shakespeare most likely wrote "Romeo and Juliet" between 1591 and 1596. However, the play was not published until 1597, and its first documented performance was not until 1662. More » Art & Literature Literature Plays

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 »

William Shakespeare is known for writing plays and poems during his career. He wrote tragic, comedy, romantic and history plays among the 38 plays with which he is credited. His poems included long narratives and sonnets... More »

There are 154 surviving sonnets by William Shakespeare. There is no way of knowing if this is the total number of sonnets he wrote during his lifetime, as some could have been lost or unpublished. More » Art & Literature Literature Classics