Shakespeare Timeline

What’s in the Shakespeare Timeline?


This is one of the few instances where we sort by release date. We’re huge fans of Shakespeare’s work, and he was the subject of our first non-science fiction or fantasy timeline. However, since Shakespeare’s plays are not a shared universe, there’s no other order to list. So we sort by date. We have also included some of the debated plays. These plays may have had more than one author besides Shakespeare.

Shakespeare is a subject of much study. His works are well documented. That said, if you see something we should include on this list, let us know. We might have missed something. You can do this on our contact page. Additionally, if you liked this timeline you might like some of our others, so feel free to look around.

Where to start reading Shakespeare?

Generally speaking, the schools have it about right. The tragedies are usually a good place to learn to appreciate Shakespeare. So we recommend Hamlet or Macbeth. However, some of his comedies are still funny today. You might want to start with Twelfth Night, or Much Ado About Nothing. Or you could read all of them in order, based on this timeline.

Buy"}">BuyThe Two Gentlemen of Verona
Buy"}">BuyThe Taming of the Shrew
Buy"}">BuyHenry VI, Part 2
Buy"}">BuyHenry VI, Part 3
Buy"}">BuyHenry VI, Part 1
Buy"}">BuyTitus Andronicus
Buy"}">BuyRichard III
Buy"}">BuyEdward III
Buy"}">BuyVenus and Adonis
Buy"}">BuyThe Rape of Lucrece
Buy"}">BuyThe Comedy of Errors
Buy"}">BuyLove’s Labour’s Lost
Love’s Labour’s Won
Buy"}">BuyRichard II
Buy"}">BuyRomeo and Juliet
Buy"}">BuyA Midsummer Night’s Dream
Buy"}">BuyKing John
Buy"}">BuyThe Merchant of Venice
Buy"}">BuyHenry IV, Part 1
Buy"}">BuyThe Merry Wives of Windsor
Buy"}">BuyHenry IV, Part 2
Buy"}">BuyMuch Ado About Nothing
Buy"}">BuyHenry V
Buy"}">BuyJulius Caesar
Buy"}">BuyAs You Like It
Buy"}">BuyHamlet
Buy"}">BuyTwelfth Night
Buy"}">BuyTroilus and Cressida
Buy"}">BuySir Thomas More
Buy"}">BuyMeasure for Measure
Buy"}">BuyOthello
Buy"}">BuyAll’s Well That Ends Well
Buy"}">BuyKing Lear
Buy"}">BuyTimon of Athens
Buy"}">BuyMacbeth
Buy"}">BuyAnthony and Cleopatra
Buy"}">BuyPericles, Prince of Tyre
Buy"}">BuyCoriolanus
Buy"}">BuyThe Winter’s Tale
Buy"}">BuyCymbeline
Buy"}">BuyThe Tempest
Cardenio
Buy"}">BuyHenry VIII
Buy"}">BuyThe Two Noble Kinsmen
Buy"}">BuyShakespare Sonnets
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