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The Plays

Discover more about Shakespeare's plays with our overviews and study guides. You can also read play extracts and discover the Bard's work first hand.
  1. The Comedies (118)
  2. The Histories (2)
  3. The Tragedies (84)

Tragedy, Comedy, History?
Not sure which Shakespeare play is a tragedy, comedy or history? Find out here with a comprehensive list that sorts every Shakespeare play by tragedy, comedy and history.

List of Shakespeare Plays
A complete, chronological list of Shakespeare plays. This list of Shakespeare plays brings together all 38 plays in the order in which they were first performed.

Shakespeare’s Plays - A Guide to Shakespeare's Plays
Discover the magic of Shakespeare’s plays and find out why Shakespeare penned some of literature’s greatest works.

Study Guides to Shakespeare's Plays
Our collection of play study guides are designed to accompany your own reading of Shakespeare’s plays. They are an ideal way to introduce newcomers and immerse more experienced readers deeper into the text

'Romeo and Juliet' - Study Guide
Your ultimate study guide to one of Shakespeare's best loved plays. Find out why 'Romeo and Juliet' has been so enduring.

Much Ado About Nothing - Study Guide
Discover everything you need to know about Much Ado About Nothing.

Plotlines to Major Plays
This site arranges Shakespeare's plays into three genres and provides plotlines for best-known.

Shakespeare Sources
The stories told in Shakespeare's plays are not original. We reveal the main Shakespeare sources used to write the plays.

About Shakespeare Plays
The ultimate guide to Shakespeare’s plays - Everything you need to know about Shakespeare plays in one place.

Plays by Shakespeare
What are the top 5 plays by Shakespeare? Find out in our top picks list and see if your favorite plays by Shakespeare are included.

Best Plays – Shakespeare
What are the Bard's best plays? Shakespeare has penned many of our best plays, but what should be included in the Top 5? Share your favorite with other readers.

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