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 »

What else did William Shakespeare write besides plays?

Besides writing comedies, tragedies and history plays, William Shakespeare wrote many poems. Shakespeare's poetry included at least 154 sonnets and other poems such as "A Lover's Complaint" and "Th... 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 »

What year did William Shakespeare write his plays?

William Shakespeare wrote his plays from 1589 through 1613. Shakespeare wrote different types of plays throughout his career, including tragedies, comedies and histories. He also wrote poetry in th... Read More »