His plays were written in the 1500-1600s in the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras. People are not sure of the exact dates. The earliest dates given are in about 1588 and the latest in 1614. Some plays we know were written before 1598 because a guy called Francis Meres made an incomplete list of them at that time. Sometimes we know because they were printed and we know the date. Sometimes we have a record of someone going to see the play. Usually these mean that we can say something like "We know that Romeo and Juliet was not written after 1597".
Sometimes there is a reference to a current event which means that the play was not written before the event--the success of the Children's companies which is referred to in Hamlet for example.
Most of his plays were written during the reign of Elizabeth I , which was the Elizabethan period of English history.
William Shakespeare wrote the Tempest in 1611.
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William Shakespeare's plays were performed in 'The Globe Theatre'.
His plays themselves changed drama forever and how plays were wrote.
It is a line from William Shakespeares Hamlet. Most of William Shakespeares plays are still famous now as he is regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language.
Shakespeare's plays were written in English ... in the style of the period in which he wrote (Elizabethan English)
Rolf Abels has written: 'Die Okonomie der Macht in William Shakespeares history plays' -- subject(s): Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, OUR Brockhaus selection
William Shakespeare has been a writer for most of his life. His earliest performances of his plays were on the London stage by 1592.
William Shakespeare had a history of writing plays during a long and successful career as an actor. He started when he was about twenty-four, and finished when he was about forty-nine.
That's what it is called now. The name on the title page is "Mr William Shakespeares Comedies Histories & Tragedies".
Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies, often called The First Folio, contained 36 plays.