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Shakespeare Plot Summaries

Tragedies

 Antony and Cleopatra
 Coriolanus
 Hamlet
 Julius Caesar
 King Lear
 Macbeth
 Othello
 Romeo and Juliet
 Timon of Athens
 Titus Andronicus

Histories

 Henry IV, Part I
 Henry IV, Part II
 Henry V
 Henry VI, Part I
 Henry VI, Part II
 Henry VI, Part III
 Henry VIII
 King John
 Richard II
 Richard III

Comedies

 All's Well That Ends Well
 As You Like It
 The Comedy of Errors
 Cymbeline
 Love's Labours Lost
 
Measure for Measure
 The Merry Wives of Windsor
 The Merchant of Venice
 A Midsummer Night's Dream
 
Much Ado About Nothing
 Pericles, Prince of Tyre
 The Taming of the Shrew
 The Tempest
 Troilus and Cressida
 Twelfth Night
 Two Gentlemen of Verona
 The Winter's Tale

Featured Articles

 Shakespeare's Language
 Shakespeare, Beer and Wine
 Quotes Mistakenly Attributed to Shakespeare

 The Four Periods of Shakespeare's Work
 Top 10 Shakespeare Plays
 Shakespeare's Metaphors and Similes

 Characteristics of Shakespeare's Plays
 Seneca's Tragedies and Elizabethan Drama
 Shakespeare's Blank Verse

 Elements of Comedy
 How many plays did Shakespeare write?
 Shakespeare's Greatest Love Poem



 Top 10 Questions About Shakespeare
 Detailed Shakespeare Timeline
 Shakespeare Characters A to Z

 A Shakespeare Glossary
 Macbeth Study Guide
 Romeo and Juliet Study Guide

 Hamlet Study Guide
 Julius Caesar Study Guide
 King Lear Study Guide

 Othello Study Guide
 Shakespeare's Villains
 Shakespeare Quotations (by Play and Theme)

 How many plays did Shakespeare write?
 The First Folio
 The Globe in Shakespeare's Day

 Shakespeare's Kings and Queens: A Timeline
 Why Shakespeare is so Important
 Shakespeare's Impact on Other Writers

In the Spotlight

Points to Ponder

Marchette Chute, in the Introduction to her famous retelling of Shakespeare’s stories, summarizes one of the reasons for Shakespeare’s immeasurable fame:
William Shakespeare was the most remarkable storyteller that the world has ever known. Homer told of adventure and men at war, Sophocles and Tolstoy told of tragedies and of people in trouble. Terence and Mark Twain told cosmic stories, Dickens told melodramatic ones, Plutarch told histories and Hand Christian Andersen told fairy tales. But Shakespeare told every kind of story – comedy, tragedy, history, melodrama, adventure, love stories and fairy tales – and each of them so well that they have become immortal. In all the world of storytelling he has become the greatest name. (Stories from Shakespeare)