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How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

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rcbanks | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 7, 2009 at 10:37 PM via web

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How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

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accessteacher | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 8, 2009 at 12:03 AM (Answer #1)

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William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays and 154 sonnets, as well as some longer poems. The plays are in the best chronological order available: Henry VI, Part One, Henry VI, Part Two. The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry VI, Part Three, Richard III, The Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Titus Andronicus, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer-Night’s Dream, Richard II, King John, The Merchant of Venice, Henry IV, Part One, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry IV, Part Two, Much Ado About Nothing, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night Or What You Will, Troilus and Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well, As You Like It, Othello, Measure for Measure, Timon of Athens, King Lear, Macbeth, Pericles, Prince of Tyre, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Cardenio Henry VIII.

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esanders | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2009 at 7:24 AM (Answer #2)

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Shakespeare wrote 37 plays.

These plays are:

(In Chronological Order)


1 Two Gentlemen of Verona
2 Taming of the Shrew
3 Henry VI, part 1
4 Henry VI, part 3
5 Titus Andronicus
6 Henry VI, part 2
7 Richard III
8 The Comedy of Errors
9 Love's Labours Lost
10 A Midsummer Night's Dream
11 Romeo and Juliet
12 Richard II
13 King John
14 The Merchant of Venice
15 Henry IV, part 1
16 The Merry Wives of Windsor
17 Henry IV, part 2
18 Much Ado About Nothing
19 Henry V
20 Julius Caesar
21 As You Like It
22 Hamlet
23 Twelfth Night
24 Troilus and Cressida
25 Measure for Measure
26 Othello
27 All's Well That Ends Well
28 Timon of Athens
29 The Tragedy of King Lear
30 Macbeth
31 Anthony and Cleopatra
32 Pericles, Prince of Tyre
33 Coriolanus
34 Winter's Tale
35 Cymbeline
36 The Tempest
37 Henry VIII

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namminga | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 8, 2009 at 6:04 AM (Answer #3)

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Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays that we know of and he also collaborated on several more.  If you would like to read more about Shakespeare's plays and his life, the British library has some great information.  

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