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Number of Shakespeare plays by presumed year 1589-1613

Number of William Shakespeare plays believed to have been written in each year from 1589 to 1613*

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Source

Release date

October 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

1589 to 1613

Supplementary notes

* For plays that are believed to have been written over two or more years, the mid-point in the estimate has been used.

1589-1591 - The Two Gentlemen of Verona
1590-1591 - The Taming of the Shrew
1591 - Henry VI: Part 2, Henry VI: Part 3
1591-1592 - Henry VI: Part 1, Titus Andronicus
1592-1593 - Richard III
1594 - The Comedy of Errors
1594-1595 - Love's Labour's Lost
1595 - A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II, Romeo and Juliet
1596 - King John
1596-1597 - Henry IV: Part 1, The Merchant of Venice
1597 - The Merry Wives of Windsor
1597-1598 - Henry IV: Part 2
1598-1599 - Much Ado About Nothing
1599 - Henry V, Julius Caesar
1599-1600 - As You Like It
1599-1601 - Hamlet
1601 - Twelfth Night
1600-1602 - Troilus and Cressida 1603-1604 - Measure for Measure, Othello
1604-1605 - All's Well That Ends Well
1605-1606 - King Lear, Timon of Athens
1606 - Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth
1607-1608 - Pericles, Prince of Tyre
1608 - Coriolanus
1609-1611 - The Winter's Tale
1610 - Cymbeline
1610-1611 - The Tempest
1612-1613 - Henry VIII

The Two Noble Kinsmen, which is often excluded from Shakespeare's canon of work (but is considered by many to be his final play), was written between 1613 and 1614

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