A Theatre Guide to Shakespeare

There have been many well-regarded authors in the history of literature and the theatre. Authors such as Louisa May Alcott, Agatha Christie, Rudyard Kipling, T.S. Eliot and Edgar Allen Poe are just a few of countless notable authors and playwrights that have made a name for themselves in the world of literature. Each has created well-known works and plays that will be kept in high esteem by critics and theatre goers. However, arguably the finest playwright of all time is William Shakespeare.

Born in Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, Shakespeare was a prolific writer of some of the most well-known works in the English language. From comedies to tragedies, Shakespeare has created a highly regarded body of work which has been studied and presented for centuries. Shakespeare first began writing in the late 1500’s and created such masterpieces such as King Lear, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and As You Like It. These plays are among the dozens of works of Shakespeare over the course of history.

The works of William Shakespeare have been performed by large and small acting companies for several centuries. Amateur and professional acting companies around the world have put on performances of his works. In fact, the groundbreaking works of Shakespeare have been one of the most commonly performed works of all time. We hope you enjoy the following resources to gain a better understanding of the life and works of William Shakespeare.

William Shakespeare Biography

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Shakespeare's Comedies

Shakespeare's Tragedies

Online Works of William Shakespeare

Additional Shakespeare Resources

  • Shakespeare Resource Center – Helpful collection of information and works of the famed English writer.
  • Shakespeare and the Internet – Collection of helpful resources online that are discussing the works and life of Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare Online – Useful information and analysis of the plays and other works of William Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare Resources – Resourceful site providing links to a number of helpful sites surrounding the works and life of Shakespeare.
  • William Shakespeare Resources – Informative website providing a number of useful links surrounding the works and life of Shakespeare.
  • Shakespeare Resources – Helpful and educational page providing various resources on the history of Shakespeare.

We hope we have provided helpful information on the life and work of one of the most influential people in the history of literature.