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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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 »

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 »

William Shakespeare started writing plays because he was influenced by classical authors, two of which were Geoffrey Chaucer and Plutarch. He also found inspiration from the Bible and nature. More »

William Shakespeare worked in and performed his plays at the Globe Theater in London. The theater opened in 1599 and was financed by the acting troupe, Lord Chamberlain's Men. The theater was three stories high, and its ... More »

Although there is no official list of William Shakespeare's plays in order of popularity, most experts and aficionados agree that his most famous play is "Hamlet." "Hamlet" is also widely considered to be Shakespeare's b... More »