William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

The authorship of the plays attributed to Shakespeare is disputed. The other leading candidates are:
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550-1604)
William Stanley, 6th Earl of Derby (c. 1561-1642)
Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593)

There is a nice mini-biography of Shakespeare with some additional information at the
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List of Works
[All's Well That Ends Well]   [Antony and Cleopatra]   [As You Like It]   [The Comedy of Errors]   [Coriolanus]   [Cymbeline]   [Hamlet]   [King Henry IV, Part 1]   [King Henry IV, Part 2]   [King Henry V]   [King Henry VI, Part 1]   [King Henry VI, Part 2]   [King Henry VI, Part 3]   [King Henry VIII]   [King John]   [Julius Caesar]   [King Lear]   [Love's Labour's Lost]   [Macbeth]   [Measure For Measure]   [The Merchant of Venice]   [The Merry Wives of Windsor]   [A Midsummer Night's Dream]   [Much Ado About Nothing]   [Othello]   [Pericles]   [King Richard II]   [King Richard III]   [Romeo and Juliet]   [Sonnets]   [The Taming of the Shrew]   [The Tempest]   [Timon of Athens]   [Titus Andronicus]   [Troilus and Cressida]   [Twelfth Night; or, What You Will]   [The Two Gentlemen of Verona]   [The Winter's Tale]   [Complete Works]  


All's Well That Ends Well (1603) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra (1607) [GBF,GBWW,htr]
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  • Modern Greek Multi-Format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Michael Damiralis)
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As You Like It (1601) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr]
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The Comedy of Errors (1593) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Coriolanus (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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Cymbeline, King of Britain (1609) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark (1604) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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The First Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth (1598) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Life of King Henry the Fifth (1599) [GBWW,htr]
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The First Part of King Henry the Sixth (1592) [GBWW,htr]
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The Second Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591) [GBWW,htr]
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The Third Part of King Henry the Sixth (1591) [GBWW,htr]
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King Henry the Eighth (1611) [GBWW,htr]
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King John (1597) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Julius Caesar (1599) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of King Lear (1606) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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Love's Labour's Lost (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Macbeth (1606) [GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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Measure For Measure (1605) [GBWW,htr]
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The Merchant of Venice (1597) [GBWW,GI,htr]
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The Merry Wives of Windsor (1601) [GBWW,htr]
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (1596) [GBWW,htr]
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Much Ado About Nothing (1599) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice (1605) [GBF,GBWW,GI,htr]
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Pericles, Prince of Tyre (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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King Richard the Second (1596) [GBWW,htr]
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King Richard the Third (1593) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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  • Modern Greek Multi-Format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg (Translated by Demetrios Vikelas)
  • Icelandic Multi-Format (Flipbook, PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at the Internet Archive; Rómeó og Júlía (Translated by Matthias Jochumsson)
  • Polish Multi-Format (HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Text) at Project Gutenberg; Romeo i Julia (Translated by Józef Paszkowski)
  • Tagalog Multi-Format (HTML, EPUB, Text) at Project Gutenberg; Ang Sintang Dalisay ni Julieta at Romeo (Translated by G.D. Roke)
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Sonnets (1609) [gbf(50),GBWW,htr,HC]
Only Sonnet 116 is included in the GBF-50 list; GBWW and HC include a larger selection.
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The Taming of the Shrew (1594) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tempest (1612) [GBF,GBWW,htr,HC]
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The Life of Timon of Athens (1608) [GBWW,htr]
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The Tragedy of Titus Andronicus (1594) [GBWW,htr]
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The History of Troilus and Cressida (1602) [GBWW,htr]
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Twelfth Night; or, What You Will (1602) [GBWW,htr]
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The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1595) [GBWW,htr]
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The Winter's Tale (1611) [GBWW,htr]
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Complete Works [GBF,gbf(50),GBWW,GI,htr,HC]
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    Available at Amazon.Com:
  • Leather Bound edition (Gramercy, 1990, 1248 pg.).
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