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William Shakespeare

Shakespeare's Work

All About Shakespeare
Elizabethan Time
Shakespeare's Work
The Globe Theatre
Shakespeare Today


Types of plays:
Shakespeare wrote many different types of plays, such as: Love, Action, Poetry, Tension, Death, Fun, Music, Dance, War, Betrayal, Comedy, History and Tragedy.
Other Non-Theatrical works:
The most popular work of Shakespeare that is not displayed on stage is Poetry. A popular work of poetry he wrote were Sonnets, which is a short poem with 14 lines and a strict rhyme scheme. Here are some facts about Shakespeares Sonnets:
  • Nature, Wheather and the Seasons are often used as Metaphor's throughout his Sonnets.
  • The Sonnets are either named with a number or the the first line of the sonnet.
  • After the first 8 lines there is often a change of direction and a new idea is introduced.
  • Shakespeare usually uses the last two lines of a Sonnet to make a statement- they are always a rhyming couplet.

His Plays:

Shakespeare wrote many plays which are still being studied and performed today. All his plays are listed below, feel free to click on them which will link you to a page which tells you about them.

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labours Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merry Wives of Windsor
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale 
  Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Richard II
Richard III
  Antony and Cleopatra
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus




A scene from the famous tragedy Romeo & Juliet



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