A Chronology of Shakespeare’s Works

Journeyman Playwright (1589–92)

The Two Gentlemen of Verona 1589–90
The Taming of the Shrew 1590–93
1 Henry VI (Thomas Nashe) 1589–92
2 Henry VI 1589–92
3 Henry VI 1589–92
Titus Andronicus (George Peele) 1589–92
The Comedy of Errors 1589–94
Richard III 1592–94

Narrative & Lyric Verse (1593–94)

Venus and Adonis 1592–93
The Rape of Lucrece 1593–94
Sonnets 1593–1603

Lord Chamberlain’s Men (1594–99)

Love’s Labor’s Lost 1588–97
Richard II 1595–96
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 1595
Romeo and Juliet 1594–96
King John 1594–96
The Merchant of Venice 1596–97
1 Henry IV 1596–97
The Merry Wives of Windsor 1597–1601
2 Henry IV 1597–98
Much Ado About Nothing 1598–99

Globe Theater (1599–1603)

Henry V 1599
Julius Caesar 1599
As You Like It 1598–1600
Hamlet 1599–1601
Troilus and Cressida 1601
Twelfth Night, or What You Will 1600–02
Othello 1603–04

King’s Men (1604-07)

Measure for Measure 1603–04
All’s Well that Ends Well 1601–05
King Lear 1605–06
Macbeth 1606–07
Antony and Cleopatra 1606–07
Coriolanus 1608
Timon of Athens (Thomas Middleton) 1605–08

Blackfriars Theater (1608–13)

Pericles (George Wilkins) 1606–08
Cymbeline 1608–10
The Winter’s Tale 1609–11
The Tempest 1611
Henry VIII (John Fletcher) 1613
The Two Noble Kinsmen (John Fletcher) 1613–14

Page Last Updated: 19 August 2015