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Absolute Shakespeare, the essential resource for William Shakespeare's plays, sonnets, poems, quotes, biography and the legendary Globe Theatre.

William Shakespeare Shakespeare is renowned as the English playwright and poet whose body of works is considered the greatest in history of English literature.

Shakespeare Plays All the plays from 'All's Well That Ends Well' to 'Twelfth Night' in the complete original texts with summaries. Divided into comedies, histories and tragedies.

Sonnets All of the Bard's 154 sonnets including the much acclaimed sonnet 18: "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day..."

Pictures Engraving of paintings of William Shakespeare and those inspired by his famous plays. Indexed by play and accompanied by the text inspiring the painting.

Bard Facts Trivia about the world's most famous bard from words coined by the bard to his marriage.

Biography Everything you would ever want to know about the immortal Bard's life and more.

Authorship Debate The controversial debate on who really wrote the complete works continues to rages unabated to this very day.

Quiz Test your knowledge of the bard by taking our gruelling quiz, answers included.


Summaries Shakespeare summaries provide a quick and easy guide to Shakespeare's most famous plays. Divided by act, the summaries make an ideal introduction.

Poems The complete collection of the Bard's poetry in the original text including A lover's complaint and Venus and Adonis.

Quotes Over 130 of the most famous quotes from the Bard's complete works indexed by play.

Globe Theatre The story of how the Bard created one of the greatest theatres of all time, the playhouse is also where he first performed many of his greatest plays.

Films The ultimate list of all film adaptations of the complete works, there are well over 250 movies to date.

Bibliography The complete list of the plays, poems and sonnets attributed as written by the Bard.

Timeline Describes the many chapters in the immortal Bard's colorful life from birth, his disappearance, marriage, his death and ending in the printing of the First Folio in 1623.




Study Guides
Julius Caesar
King Henry IV
King Lear
Merchant of Venice
Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Twelfth Night

Bard Facts
Globe Theatre

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