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A brief history of William Shakespeare's life

Shakespeare's life

William Shakespeare's theatre

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William Shakespeare's works

Shakespeare's works

William Shakespeare in print

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Shakespeare's plays not in quarto

Plays not in quarto

Shakespeare's life gives an account of the playwright's time in Stratford-upon-Avon and London.

Shakespeare’s works lists all the poems, sonnets and plays that he created.

See Shakespeare’s theatre for information about the first public playhouses in London, and the companies and actors that used them.

Shakespeare in print explains how plays were printed, published and sold when he was writing for the stage.

Learn more about the 21 plays by William Shakespeare that were printed singly before 1642 from Shakespeare quartos.

Find out which 17 plays by William Shakespeare were printed in the First Folio but did not appear singly in Plays not in Quarto.

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Martin Droeshout, First Folio portrait of Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, 1623. British Library, G.11631, titlepage.

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