Author:William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

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William Shakespeare
(1564–1616)

English poet and playwright considered to be one of the greatest writers in the English language, as well as one of the greatest in Western literature
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William Shakespeare

Works

The groupings below are based on the traditional ones followed by The Yale Shakespeare, and the titles used are from that compilation notwithstanding some apparent inconsistencies. The dates given for each play are estimated, and are often the matter of considerable dispute.

Comedies

Tragedies

Histories

Poems

Other

Lost and disputed works

Plays

Poems

Collections

Works about Shakespeare

Biographical books

Biographical articles

Encyclopedia articles about his plays

Literary analysis

Poetry

Other

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1927, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.