He wrote 37! These are them in chronological order!
1. Two gentlemen of Verona 2. Taming of the Shrew 3. Henry VI part 1 4. Henry VI part 3 5. Titus Andronicus 6. Henry VI part 2 7. Richard III 8. The Comedy of Errors 9. Love's Labours Lost 10. A Midsummer Nights Dream 11. Romeo and Juliet 12. Richard II 13. King John 14. The Merchant of Venice 15. Henry IV part 1 16. The Merry Wives of Winsor 17. Henry IV part 2 18. Much Ado About Nothing 19. Henry V 20. Julius Caesar 21. As You Like It 22. Hamlet 23. Twelfth Night 24. Troilus and Cressida 25. Measure for Measure 26. Othello 27. All's Well That Ends Well 28. Timon of Athens 29. The Tragedy of King Lear 30. Macbeth 31. Anthony and Cleopatra 32. Pericles, Prince of Tyre 33. Coriolanus 34. Winter's Tale 35. Cymbeline 36. The Tempest 37. Henry VIII
William Shakespeare was born in 1564, although his exact birth date is not known. He died in 1616, aged 52 years.
His first play, Henry VI, Part one, was written in 1589-1590, when he was around 25 years old. He wrote a total of 37 plays. Of these several were comedies like The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Nights Dream, and The Taming of The Shrew etc. He penned many tragedies as well, namely, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet etc. He also wrote one hundred and fifty four sonnets. Other popular plays by Shakespeare include King Lear, Merchant of Venice, Anthony and Cleopatra.
Shakespeare married at eighteen, to a lady eight years his senior, Anne Hathaway. They had eight children.
William Shakespeare was a popular English poet and playwright. He is known as the greatest writer and dramatist of English language. He is known as the National poet of England.
Shakespeare had written 38 plays in his life. Apart from that he had also written 154 sonnets, 2 long narrative poems and several other poems. His plays have been translated into many other languages of the world.
His career ranged between the years 1585 and 1592. He was well known poet, writer and actor of London during those years.
It's all very well saying he wrote 37 plays, but he didn't! He probably "Wrote" 50 or more! The rest, are lost, as is Cardenio, and Love's Labour's Won. Some, are possibly alternate titles, (Henry V111, or, All Is True) whatever, I believe, from his prodigious output, that Shakespeare wrote MORE than 37 plays!
In the first place, a contemporary of his, (John Haywood), wrote some 200 plays, therefore, it is entirely possible, that Shakespeare wrote just as many!
And why not?! Some of his works have alternative titles, two of his plays are supposed lost, the turnover of work meant that the theatres offered a different play every day, therefore, there was no gathering up of play scripts, they were left to themselves while the company got on with the next one! He was supposed to have started off as an actor, but reverted to playwrighting, because he was so lousy at it!
A little suggestion here, a small addition there, to plays then being written, led him into developing his writing skills until he felt able to offer his own work to the company for public appraisal.
Therefore, I believe Shakespeare to have written far more than the 37 plays attributed to him, more like 180+!
No offence but all of you lot who come on here and actually write answers are quite sad :L why are you obsessed with some boring writer ?? By the way I'm only on here for my english homework and am copying the answers from the internet.