When did William Shakespeare start writing plays?

Answer According to most Shakespeare historians and biographers, William Shakespeare began writing his plays in the late 1580s. Shakespeare is believed to have written his first play, titled "Henry VI, Pa... Read More »

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How many plays is William Shakespeare credited with writing?

Elizabethan-era playwright William Shakespeare is credited with writing 39 plays. A surviving manuscript for each of these plays exists with the exception of one titled "Cardenio." His level of au... Read More »

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Why did William Shakespeare decide to write plays?

No one knows for certain why Shakespeare chose to write, but his success in the theater world of his time is probably why he continued in his writing career.Shakespeare's Early LifeShakespeare was ... Read More »

How many plays did William Shakespeare write?

The precise number of plays that William Shakespeare wrote is the subject of some debate. Scholars set the number at 37 plays--13 comedies, 10 histories, 10 tragedies, and four romances. A handful ... Read More »