Why Read Shakespeare’s Complete Works?, by Gary Taylor and Terri Bourus

‘Most Best’

Minority Report

Shakespeare’s Web

An Apology for Playing

Past and Future Worlds

Why Read This Complete Works?, by Gary Taylor and Terri Bourus


The Two Gentlemen of Verona

The Tragedy of M. Arden of Faversham; or, The Tragedy of M. Arden of Fevershame, by Anonymous and Shakespeare

The Most Lamentable Roman Tragedy of Titus Andronicus, by Shakespeare and Peele, with an added scene (by Thomas Middleton?)

The Second Part of Henry the Sixth, The first Part of Contention, by Shakespeare, Marlowe, and others

The Third Part of Henry the Sixth; or, The Tragedy of Richard Duke of York, by Shakespeare, Marlowe, and Anonymous; revised by Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew

The Reign of King Edward the Third, by Anonymous and Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Richard the Third

Venus and Adonis


The Comedy of Errors

A Pleasantly Conceited Comedy Called Love’s Labour’s Lost

Love’s Labour’s Won: A Lost Play

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth; or, Harry the Sixth, by Marlowe, Nashe, and Anonymous, adapted by Shakespeare

The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Life and Death of King John

The Comical History of the Merchant of Venice; or, The Jew of Venice

The History of Henry the Fourth

The Second Part of Henry the Fourth            

Much Ado About Nothing

‘To the Queen’

The Passionate Pilgrim, by Shakespeare, Barnfield, Griffin, Deloney, Marlowe, Raleigh, and Anonymous

The Life of Henry the Fifth

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

The 1602 Additions to The Spanish Tragedy by Shakespeare (?) and Heywood (?)

As You Like It

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Twelfth Night; or, What You Will

Poems attributed to Shakespeare in seventeenth-century miscellanies

Troilus and Cressida

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

The Tragedy of Sejanus: A Lost Version by Jonson and Anonymous (Shakespeare?)

Sir Thomas More: Additions by Shakespeare

The Tragedy of Othello; or, The Moor of Venice

Measure for Measure, by Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton

All’s Well that Ends Well, by Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton (?)

King Lear and his Three Daughters

The Life of Timon of Athens, by Shakespeare and Middleton

The Tragedy of Macbeth, by Shakespeare, adapted by Middleton

Antony and Cleopatra

Pericles, Prince of Tyre, by Shakespeare and Wilkins

The Tragedy of Coriolanus

Shakespeare’s Sonnets and A Lover’s Complaint

The Winter’s Tale

Cymbeline, King of Britain

The Tempest

Fragments of The History of Cardenio, by Fletcher and Shakespeare

All Is True; or, The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eighth, by Fletcher and Shakespeare

The Two Noble Kinsmen, by Fletcher and Shakespeare

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