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Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights

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Picture of Ben Jonson

The Elizabethan Theatre - Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights
Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights were extremely popular during the Elizabethan era, and many of their plays are still performed today. The most famous of the Elizabethan playwrights was William Shakespeare who has been credited with many famous Elizabethan plays.

the other very famous Elizabethan playwrights were:

  • Christopher Marlow (1564 - 1593)
  • Francis Beaumont (1584 - 1616)
  • John Fletcher (1579 - 1625)
  • Thomas Middleton (1580 - 1627)
  • Thomas Kyd (1558 - 1594)
Famous Elizabethan Playwrights and Authors and their works

1588 Greene's Pandosto
1588
Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus1590 Spenser's Faerie Queen (1-3)
1590
Marlowe's The Jew of Malta
1591
Sidney's Astrophil and Stella
1592
Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy
1592
William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part I
1592
William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part II
1593
William Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part III
1594
Greene's Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay 
1594
Marlowe's Edward II
1594
William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus
1594
William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors
1594
William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew
1594
William Shakespeare's Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona
1594
William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost
1595
Sidney's An Apologia for Poetrie1595 William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
1595
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
1596
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice
1596
Spenser's Faerie Queen (4-6)
1597
William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I
1597
William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part II
1598
William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
1598
William Shakespeare's Henry V
1598
Jonson Every Man in his Humour
1599
Shake-speare's As You Like It
1599
Jonson Every Man out of his Humour
1600
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
1600
Kemp's Nine Daies Wonder
1600
Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday
1600
Jonson Cynthia's Revels
1601
William Shakespeare's Richard II
1601
Jonson Poetaster
1600
William Shakespeare's Richard III
1600
William Shakespeare's Hamlet
1600
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor
1602
William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
1602
William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
1603
Jonson Sejanus
1604
Marston's The Malcontent
1604
William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida
1604
William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
1604
William Shakespeare's Othello
1605
Jonson Volpone
1605
Bacon's The Advancement of Learning
1606
William Shakespeare's King Lear
1606
William Shakespeare's Macbeth
1606
William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra
1606
Ben Jonson's Volpone
1607
William Shakespeare's Coriolanus
1607
Beaumont and Fletcher Knight of the Burning Pestle
1607
William Shakespeare's Timon of Athens
1607
Tourneur's The Revenger's Tragedy
1608
William Shakespeare's Pericles
1609
Ben Jonson's The Silent Woman
1609
Beaumont & Fletcher's The Knight of the Burning Pestle
1610
Ben Jonson's The Alchemist
1610
Beaumont and Fletcher Philaster
1611
William Shakespeare's Tempest
1611
Beaumont and Fletcher The Maid's Tragedy
1611
Beaumont and Fletcher A King and No King
1611
William Shakespeare's Macbeth
1611
Ben Jonson's Catiline
1611
William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale
1612
Webster's The White Devil
1612
William Shakespeare's Henry VIII
1612
William Shakespeare's The Two Noble Kinsmen
1613
Beaumont and Fletcher The Scornful Lady
1614
Jonson's Bartholomew Fayre
1614
Webster's Duchess of Malfi
1614
Sir Walter Raleigh's History of the World
1616
Ben Jonson's Workes published in folio
1618
Beaumont and Fletcher The Humorous Lieutenant
1623
Publication of Shakespeare's First Folio
1624
Thomas Middleton A Game at Chess

Interesting Facts and Information about the Elizabethan Theatre and Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights
Some interesting facts and information about the Elizabethan Theatre and Elizabethan Plays and Playwrights.

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