The Plays of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare, also known as the Bard, is responsible for some of the best plays and poetry ever written in the English language. His most well-known works include Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth and Hamlet.
When did Shakespeare begin to write his plays?
It is believed that William Shakespeare started his writing career in 1592. At this time he was already a well-established actor with a great reputation. His first printed works were two long poems written in 1593 and 1594.
How many tragedies were written by Shakespeare?
Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, and of course, the extremely well known Romeo and Juliet. I believe the number is 10 tragedies he has written.