"William Shakespeare" (born April 1564; died April 1616) was an English playwright and poet, widely considered to be the greatest writer in the history of the English Language. His surviving works include 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and various poems.


Shakespeare's plays fall loosely into three categories - Tragedies, Comedies and Histories.



The Tempest *

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Measure for Measure **

The Comedy of Errors

Much Ado About Nothing

Love's Labour's Lost

A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Merchant of Venice **

As You Like It

The Taming of the Shrew

All's Well That Ends Well **

Twelfth Night or What You Will

The Winter's Tale *

Pericles, Prince of Tyre * (not included in the First Folio)

The Two Noble Kinsmen * (not included in the First Folio)


King John

Richard II

Henry IV, part 1

Henry IV, part 2

Henry V

Henry VI, part 1

Henry VI, part 2

Henry VI, part 3

Richard III

Henry VIII

Lost plays

Love's Labour's Won