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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.

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Most of his plays were written during the reign of Elizabeth I , which was the Elizabethan period of English history.

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Shakespeare started writing plays in about 1590 and stopped in about 1613.

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