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Shakespeare's Plays

The dates of publication, genre, and titles of plays by William Shakespeare are given in this table.
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Shakespeare's Plays (arranged by approximate date of composition)

Play

Approximate date of composition

Date of first publication

Genre

Henry VI, Part II

1590

1594

History

Henry VI, Part III

1590

1595

History

Henry VI, Part I

1590

1623

History

Richard III

1592

1597

History

The Comedy of Errors

1592

1623

Comedy

Titus Andronicus

1593

1594

Tragedy

The Taming of the Shrew

1593

1623

Comedy

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

1594

1623

Comedy

Love's Labour's Lost

1594

1598

Comedy

Romeo and Juliet

1594

1597

Tragedy

Richard II

1595

1597

History

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1595

1600

Comedy

King John

1596

1623

History

The Merchant of Venice

1596

1600

Comedy

Henry IV, Part I

1597

1598

History

Henry IV, Part II

1597

1600

History

Much Ado About Nothing

1598

1600

Comedy

Henry V

1598

1600

History

Julius Caesar

1599

1623

Tragedy

As You Like It

1599

1623

Comedy

Twelfth Night

1599

1623

Comedy

Hamlet

1600

1603

Tragedy

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1600

1602

Comedy

Troilus and Cressida

1601

1609

Comedy

All's Well That Ends Well

1602

1623

Comedy

Measure for Measure

1604

1623

Comedy

Othello

1604

1622

Tragedy

King Lear

1605

1608

Tragedy

Macbeth

1605

1623

Tragedy

Antony and Cleopatra

1606

1623

Tragedy

Coriolanus

1607

1623

Tragedy

Timon of Athens

1607

1623

Tragedy

Pericles

1608

1609

Tragicomedy

Cymbeline

1609

1623

Tragicomedy

The Winter's Tale

1610

1623

Tragicomedy

The Tempest

1611

1623

Tragicomedy

Henry VIII (probably written in collaboration with John Fletcher)

1612

1623

History

Two Noble Kinsmen (of doubtful authorship; may have been written in collaboration with John Fletcher)

1612

1634

Comedy