List of Shakespeare's works

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This article is about standardized titles of Shakespeare's works. For related articles, please see William Shakespeare's works (disambiguation).

This table lists various standard forms of the titles of Shakespeare's works.

Folger Editions Hamnet* Cat. vol. no.** Cat. abbrev.***
All's Well That Ends Well All's well that ends well 1 AllsWell
Antony and Cleopatra Antony and Cleopatra 2 Ant.
As You Like It As you like it 3 AYLI
The Comedy of Errors Comedy of errors 4 Com.Err.
Coriolanus Coriolanus 5 Cor.
Cymbeline Cymbeline 6 Cymb.
Hamlet Hamlet 7 Ham.
Julius Caesar Julius Caesar 8 Jul.Caes.
Henry IV, Part 1 King Henry IV. Part 1 9 1Hen.IV
Henry IV, Part 2 King Henry IV. Part 2 10 2Hen.IV
Henry V Henry V 11 Hen.V
Henry VI, Part 1 King Henry VI. Part 1 12 1Hen.VI
Henry VI, Part 2 King Henry VI. Part 2 13 2Hen.VI
Henry VI, Part 3 King Henry VI. Part 3 14 3Hen.VI
Henry VIII King Henry VIII 15 Hen.VIII
King John King John 16 John
King Lear King Lear 17 Lear
Richard II King Richard II 18 Rich.II
Richard III King Richard III 19 Rich.III
Love's Labor's Lost Love's labour's lost 20 L.L.L.
Macbeth Macbeth 21 Mac.
Measure for Measure Measure for measure 22 Meas.
The Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice 23 Merch.
The Merry Wives of Windsor Merry wives of Windsor 24 M.W.
A Midsummer Night's Dream Midsummer night's dream 25 M.N.D.
Much Ado About Nothing Much ado about nothing 26 Mu.Ad.
Othello Othello 27 Oth.
Pericles Pericles 28 Per.
Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet 29 Rom.
The Taming of the Shrew Taming of the shrew 30 Shrew
The Tempest Tempest 31 Temp.
Timon of Athens Timon of Athens 32 Tim.
Titus Andronicus Titus Andronicus 33 Tit.
Troilus and Cressida Troilus and Cressida 34 Troil.
Twelfth Night Twelfth night 35 T.N.
Two Gentlemen of Verona Two gentlemen of Verona 36 2Gent.
The Winter's Tale Winter's tale 37 Wint.T.
Poems 38 Poems
Sonnets 39 Sonnets
Two Noble Kinsmen Two noble kinsmen 40 2 Nob.

* These forms come from the Library of Congress Authorities, so are the same across all American library collections.
** For call numbers created by Folger catalogers when individual volumes in sets of Shakespeare's collected works weren't numbered by the publisher.
*** For "PROMPT" call numbers created by Folger catalogers.

Standard Shortened Forms of Shakespeare's Play Titles

All’s Well That Ends Well All’s Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors Comedy
Henry IV, Part 1 1 Henry IV
Henry IV, Part 2 2 Henry IV
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1 1 Henry VI
Henry VI, Part 2 2 Henry VI
Henry VI, Part 2 3 Henry VI
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear Lear
Love’s Labor’s Lost
Measure for Measure Measure
The Merchant of Venice Merchant
The Merry Wives of Windsor Wives
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dream
Much Ado About Nothing Much Ado
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew Shrew
The Tempest Tempest
Titus Andronicus Titus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona Two Gentlemen
Two Noble Kinsmen Kinsmen
The Winter’s Tale Winter’s Tale