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Historye of Kinge Lear

The play must have been written by late 1606. Additionally, scholars generally agree that the play is indebted

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The tragicall historie of Hamlet

Because the versions of Hamlet which appeared in 1603, in 1604  and in the First Folio of 1623

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The Merry Wives of Windsor

Textual evidence and certain topical allusions suggest the play was composed as a specially commissioned piece for a

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The Merchant of Venice

The play was obviously in existence by 1598, however, other evidence places its date of composition as earlier,

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Titus Andronicus

According to the title page of the 1594 quarto, the play had been performed by Pembroke’s Men, a

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Henry VI, Part 1

Philip Henslowe saw a new play entitled Harey Vj, but gives no further information. In August, Thomas Nashe

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The Comedy of Errors

Traditionally, the play has been dated quite early, and has often been seen as Shakespeare’s first comedy, perhaps

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