Outline of William Shakespeare

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the life and legacy of William Shakespeare. William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor who lived during the 17th century. He is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon".

Shakespeare's works

Shakespeare's plays

Shakespeare's tragedies
Shakespeare's comedies
Shakespeare's histories

Shakespeare's poetry

Shakespeare apocrypha



Analyses of Shakespeare's works

Shakespeare's life

People associated with Shakespeare

Shakespeare's legacy

Shakespeare's influence – in addition to his works, Shakespeare's legacy includes the ongoing performance of his plays, and his influence upon culture and the arts, extending from theatre and literature to present-day movies and the English language itself.

Shakespeare memorials and monuments

Shakespearean phrases

Shakespearean theatre

Works about Shakespeare

Fictional works about Shakespeare

See also

  • Outline of theastre