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Revision as of 13:41, 13 June 2014

We know of 39 plays by William Shakespeare, including a few collaborations with other playwrights. One play, Cardenio, was performed at court in the 1612–13 season, but the text has been lost. The other 38 are listed here.

Shakespeare’s plays are traditionally divided into the three categories of the First Folio: comedies, histories, and tragedies. The plays within each grouping vary widely. Among the comedies, for example, one can find sunny works filled with the banter of witty lovers; hilariously complicated farces; and darker, more sober plays such as The Tempest.

The following pages provide a rich assortment of Folger resources for each play, including images from the Folger collection, links to full-length digital facsimiles of early printed editions, and materials ranging from videos, audio podcasts, and blog posts to classroom lesson plans, Folger Theatre productions, Folger exhibitions, recordings, websites, and shop items. Each page includes a short introduction to the play adapted from the Folger paperback edition, a list of related books, and, where available, a list of related movies.

Shakespeare's works are available online at Folger Digital Texts and in print from Simon and Schuster. A selection of works are available as ebooks from Simon and Schuster. The Folger has also published two collections of Shakespeare's works, Three Comedies, which includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth Night, and Three Tragedies, which includes Hamlet, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet.

Comedies

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Cardenio--A lost play.
The Comedy of Errors
Cymbeline
Love's Labor's Lost
Love's Labor's Won--A lost play.
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Pericles
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter's Tale

Histories

King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Richard III
Henry VIII

Tragedies

Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus