Shakespeare’s Plays Listed By Date, Name & Importance

Asterisks indicate plays likely written by Shakespeare in collaboration with other playwrights.

Shakespearean Plays by Stature:

  1. Hamlet > c. 1599–1601
  2. King Lear > 1605–06
  3. Romeo and Juliet > c. 1594–96
  4. Macbeth > 1606–07
  5. Henry V > c. 1599
  6. The Tempest > c. 1611
  7. Othello > 1603–04
  8. A Midsummer Night’s Dream > c. 1595–96
  9. Richard III > c. 1592–94
  10. Much Ado About Nothing > Probably 1598–99
  11. The Taming of the Shrew > Between 1590–94
  12. The Merchant of Venice > c. 1596–97
  13. Julius Caesar > First produced 1599–1600
  14. Antony and Cleopatra > 1606–07
  15. Twelfth Night > c. 1600–02
  16. All’s Well That Ends Well > 1601–05
  17. Measure for Measure > c. 1603–04
  18. The Merry Wives of Windsor > Between 1597 and 1601
  19. The Two Gentlemen of Verona > Probably between 1590–94
  20. Love’s Labour’s Lost > Between 1588 and 1597
  21. Henry VI, Part 1 > 1589–92
  22. Titus Andronicus > Between 1589–92
  23. Henry VI, Part 2 > 1590–92
  24. Henry VI, Part 3 > 1590–93
  25. The Comedy of Errors > 1589–94
  26. King John > c. 1594–96
  27. Richard II > 1595–96
  28. Henry IV, Part 1 > c. 1596–97
  29. Henry IV, Part 2 > 1597–98
  30. As You Like It > 1598–1600
  31. Troilus and Cressida > c. 1601–02
  32. Timon of Athens* > Between 1605–08
  33. Pericles > c. 1606–08
  34. Coriolanus > c. 1608
  35. Cymbeline > 1608–10
  36. The Winter’s Tale > c. 1609–11
  37. The Two Noble Kinsmen* > c. 1612–14
  38. Henry VIII* > First produced 1613

Shakespearean Plays by Date:

  1. Love’s Labour’s Lost > Between 1588 and 1597
  2. Henry VI, Part 1 > 1589–92
  3. Titus Andronicus > Between 1589–92
  4. Henry VI, Part 2 > 1590–92
  5. Henry VI, Part 3 > 1590–93
  6. The Taming of the Shrew > Between 1590–94
  7. The Two Gentlemen of Verona > Probably between 1590–94
  8. The Comedy of Errors > 1589–94
  9. Richard III > c. 1592–94
  10. King John > c. 1594–96
  11. Romeo and Juliet > c. 1594–96
  12. A Midsummer Night’s Dream > c. 1595–96
  13. Richard II > 1595–96
  14. Henry IV, Part 1 > c. 1596–97
  15. The Merchant of Venice > c. 1596–97
  16. Henry IV, Part 2 > 1597–98
  17. The Merry Wives of Windsor > Between 1597 and 1601
  18. Much Ado About Nothing > Probably 1598–99
  19. As You Like It > 1598–1600
  20. Henry V > c. 1599
  21. Julius Caesar > First produced 1599–1600
  22. Hamlet > c. 1599–1601
  23. Twelfth Night > c. 1600–02
  24. Troilus and Cressida > c. 1601–02
  25. All’s Well That Ends Well > 1601–05
  26. Measure for Measure > c. 1603–04
  27. Othello > 1603–04
  28. King Lear > 1605–06
  29. Timon of Athens* > Between 1605–08
  30. Antony and Cleopatra > 1606–07
  31. Macbeth > 1606–07
  32. Pericles > c. 1606–08
  33. Coriolanus > c. 1608
  34. Cymbeline > 1608–10
  35. The Winter’s Tale > c. 1609–11
  36. The Tempest > c. 1611
  37. The Two Noble Kinsmen* > c. 1612–14
  38. Henry VIII* > First produced 1613

Shakespearean Plays by Title:

  1. All’s Well That Ends Well > 1601–05
  2. Antony and Cleopatra > 1606–07
  3. As You Like It > 1598–1600
  4. The Comedy of Errors > 1589–94
  5. Coriolanus > c. 1608
  6. Cymbeline > 1608–10
  7. Hamlet > c. 1599–1601
  8. Henry IV, Part 1 > c. 1596–97
  9. Henry IV, Part 2 > 1597–98
  10. Henry V > c. 1599
  11. Henry VI, Part 1 > 1589–92
  12. Henry VI, Part 2 > 1590–92
  13. Henry VI, Part 3 > 1590–93
  14. Henry VIII* > First produced 1613
  15. Julius Caesar > First produced 1599–1600
  16. King John > c. 1594–96
  17. King Lear > 1605–06
  18. Love’s Labour’s Lost > Between 1588 and 1597
  19. Macbeth > 1606–07
  20. Measure for Measure > c. 1603–04
  21. The Merchant of Venice > c. 1596–97
  22. The Merry Wives of Windsor > Between 1597 and 1601
  23. A Midsummer Night’s Dream > c. 1595–96
  24. Much Ado About Nothing > Probably 1598–99
  25. Othello > 1603–04
  26. Pericles > c. 1606–08
  27. Richard II > 1595–96
  28. Richard III > c. 1592–94
  29. Romeo and Juliet > c. 1594–96
  30. The Taming of the Shrew > Between 1590–94
  31. The Tempest > c. 1611
  32. Timon of Athens* > Between 1605–08
  33. Titus Andronicus > Between 1589–92
  34. Troilus and Cressida > c. 1601–02
  35. Twelfth Night > c. 1600–02
  36. The Two Gentlemen of Verona > Probably between 1590–94
  37. The Two Noble Kinsmen* > c. 1612–14
  38. The Winter’s Tale > c. 1609–11

Sources:

  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/list-of-plays-by-Shakespeare-2069685

This Post Has One Comment

  1. Bill

    Shakespeare play list now up.

Leave a Reply