Shakespeare & Co.

Plays of the English Renaissance. (Introductory post.)

All dates are approximate. (See here for Shakespearean play dates.)

  1. Kyd, Thomas: The Spanish Tragedy, or Hieronimo is Mad Again (1582-92)
  2. Marlowe, Christopher:
    1. Dido, Queen of Carthage (1586)
    2. Tamburlaine, Part 1 (1587)
    3. Tamburlaine, Part 2 (1587-88)
    4. The Jew of Malta (1589)
    5. Doctor Faustus (1589 or 1593)
    6. Edward II (1592)
  3. Shakespeare, William: Complete Works:
    1. The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1589-91)
    2. Taming of the Shrew (1590-91)
    3. Henry VI, Part I (1591) – with other authors
    4. Henry VI, Part II (1590-91)
    5. Henry VI, Part III (1590-91)
    6. Titus Andronicus (1592)
    7. Richard III (1592-93)
    8. Venus and Adonis (1592-93) – narrative poem
    9. The Comedy of Errors (1594)*
    10. Edward III (1594)
    11. The Rape of Lucrece (1594) – narrative poem
    12. Love’s Labour’s Lost (1594-95)
    13. Richard II (1595)
    14. Romeo and Juliet (1595)*
    15. A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1595)*
    16. King John (1596)
    17. The Merchant of Venice (1596)
    18. Henry IV, Part I (1596-97)
    19. Henry IV, Part II (1596-97)
    20. The Merry Wives of Windsor (1597-98)
    21. Henry V (1598-99)
    22. Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99)
    23. Julius Caesar (1599)*
    24. As You Like It (1599-1600)*
    25. Hamlet (1599-1601)*
    26. The Phoenix and the Turtle (1601) – allegorical poem
    27. Twelfth Night (1601)
    28. Troilus and Cressida (1602)
    29. Measure for Measure (1603-04)
    30. Othello (1603-04)
    31. King Lear (1605-06)
    32. Timon of Athens (1605-06) – probably with Thomas Middleton
    33. Macbeth (1606)*
    34. All’s Well That Ends Well (1606-07)
    35. Antony and Cleopatra (1606-07)
    36. Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1607) – probably with George Wilkins
    37. Coriolanus (1608)
    38. Sonnets (1609)
    39. The Winter’s Tale (1606-10)
    40. The Tempest(1610-11)
    41. Cymbeline (1610-11)
    42. Henry VIII (1613) – probably with John Fletcher
    43. The Two Nobel Kinsmen (1613) – with John Fletcher
  4. Jonson, Benjamin:
    1. Sejanus His Fall (1603)
    2. Volpone (1605-06)
    3. The Alchemist (1610)
    4. Catiline His Conspiracy (1611)
    5. Bartholomew Fair (1614)
  5. Background Sources
    1. Bryson, Bill: Shakespeare: The World as Stage (2007)
    2. Crystal, Ben: Shakespeare on Toast: Getting a Taste for the Bard (2010)

* Indicates a reread

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