Since it's Shakespeare's birthday , or the day we celebrate his birthday, because like the authorship of some of his plays, we can't be sure of the validity of this information, so let's just act as if it truly is his birthday. Happy birthday Will! Woo hoo, you don't look a day over ! For some people Shakespeare is a foreign language, but for others it's a living, breathing poetic life- force.
A Complete List of Shakespeare’s Plays
Shakespeare Chronology and Timeline
The Chronology of Shakespeare's Plays Establishing the chronology of Shakespeare's plays is a most frustrating and difficult task. It is impossible to know the exact order of succession because there is no record of the first production date of any of Shakespeare's works. However, scholars have decided upon a specific play chronology, based upon the following sources of information: 1 several historical events and allusions to those events in the plays; 2 the records of performances of the plays -- taken from such places as Henslowe's diary and the diaries of other Shakespeare contemporaries like John Manningham a student at the Inns of Court , and Thomas Platter a Swiss businessman ; 3 the publication dates of sources; 4 the dates that the plays appear in print remembering that the production of a play immediately followed the completion of that play in the Elizabethan age. Despite the fact that we have an accepted play chronology, we must keep in mind that the dating is conjectural.
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No household in the English — speaking world is properly furnished unless it contains copies of the works of William Shakespeare. It is not always thought necessary that these books should be read in mature years, but they must be present as symbols of Religion and Culture. To those who have never studied Elizabethan records at first hand it may seem surprising and mysterious that there should be back of intimate information about Shakespeare: so famous an Englishman, and such an unsatisfactory biography! Nowadays it is comparatively easy to compile the biography of a modern writer or dramatist.
Supplies for Teachers. Teaching Shakespeare: A Handbook for Teachers. Yes, trust them not [actors], for there is an upstart crow [Shakespeare], beautified with our [writers'] feathers, that, with his Tygers heart wrapt in a Players hide, supposes he is as well able to bumbast out a blanke verse as the best of you; and being an absolute Johannes Factotum [jack-of-all-trades], is in his owne conceit the onely Shake-scene in a countrie.