List of settings for Shakespeare's plays

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This article is about the settings of Shakespeare's plays, for the main article regarding this topic, see William Shakespeare's plays and William Shakespeare's works (disambiguation). This article is not to be confused with the cataloging reference article List of Shakespeare's works.

The following list of places that serve as the settings for all of Shakespeare's plays was compiled by Laura Estill, Assistant Professor at Texas A & M University.

# in Riverside Title Genre City Country (modern) Note
1 The Comedy of Errors Comedy Ephesus Turkey
2 The Taming of the Shrew Comedy Padua Italy
3 The Two Gentlemen of Verona Comedy Verona Italy also Milan
4 Love's Labor's Lost Comedy Navarre Spain
5 A Midsummer Night's Dream Comedy Athens Greece
6 The Merchant of Venice Comedy Venice Italy
7 The Merry Wives of Windsor Comedy Windsor United Kingdom
8 Much Ado About Nothing Comedy Messina Italy
9 As You Like It Comedy Arden (Fictional country) sometimes considered to be in France
10 Twelfth Night Comedy Illyria Yugoslavia
11 Troilus and Cressida Comedy Troy Turkey
12 All's Well That Ends Well Comedy Rossillion [Roussillion] France also Paris, Marseilles, and Florence
13 Measure for Measure Comedy Vienna Austria
14 Henry VI, Part 1 History London United Kingdom also Orleans, France
15 Henry VI, Part 2 History London United Kingdom other UK locations
16 Henry VI, Part 3 History London United Kingdom also France
17 Richard III History London United Kingdom
18 King John History London United Kingdom also France
19 Richard II History London United Kingdom also Wales
20 Henry IV, Part 1 History London United Kingdom also Wales
21 Henry IV, Part 2 History London United Kingdom other UK locations
22 Henry V History London United Kingdom other UK locations; also France
23 Henry VIII History London United Kingdom other UK locations
24 Titus Andronicus Tragedy Rome Italy
25 Romeo and Juliet Tragedy Verona Italy also Mantua
26 Julius Caesar Tragedy Rome Italy other Italian locations
27 Hamlet Tragedy Elsinore Castle Denmark
28 Othello Tragedy Venice Italy
29 King Lear Tragedy Britain mythic pre-Christian Britain
30 Macbeth Tragedy Inverness Scotland other Scottish locations; British locations
31 Antony and Cleopatra Tragedy Alexandria Egypt spans three continents: also Rome, Messina, Syria, other places in the Roman Empire (including the sea)
32 Coriolanus Tragedy Rome Italy also Corioles, Antium
33 Timon of Athens Tragedy Athens Greece
34 Pericles Romance Tyre Lebanon other Mediterannean locations including Antioch, Tharsus, Pentapolis, Mytilene, others
35 Cymbeline Romance Britain mythic pre-Christian Britain; also Italy
36 The Winter's Tale Romance Sicilia Italy also Bohemia
37 The Tempest Romance (Fictional island) (Fictional country)
38 The Two Noble Kinsmen Romance Athens Greece also Thebes