Life & Works of William Shakespeare

Comedies in yellow, histories in orange, tragedies in green

Plays

Comedy of Errors

1589

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

1589

King John

1590

Henry VI, Part I

1590

Henry VI, Part II

1591

Henry VI, Part III

1592

Richard III

1593

The Taming of the Shrew

1593

Titus Andronicus

1594

Romeo & Juliet

1594

Love's Labours Lost

1594

Richard II

1595

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1595

The Merchant of Venice

1596

Henry IV, Part I

1596

Henry IV, Part II

1597

The Merry Wives of Windsor

1597

Much Ado About Nothing

1598

As You Like It

1599

Julius Caesar

1599

Henry V

1599

Hamlet

1601

Twelfth Night

1601

All's Well That Ends Well

1601

Troilus and Cressida

1602

Othello

1602

Measure for Measure

1603

"problem play"

Timon of Athens

1604

"problem play"

King Lear

1605

Macbeth

1606

Pericles

1607

Antony and Cleopatra

1607

Coriolanus

1608

Cymbeline

1608

The Winter's Tale

1609

"problem play"

The Tempest

1610

The Two Noble Kinsmen

1611

Henry VIII

1613

Life

William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-upon-Avon

April 23, 1564

Marries Ann Hathaway

1582

Moves to London to pursue a career in the theatre

1588

Second Period

1594

Shakespeare's father dies

1601

Third Period

January 1601

Fourth Period

June 1608

Globe Theatre burns down

1613

Retires

1614

Dies at Stratford

1616