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Elizabethan Classics

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Elizabethan Classics

This was the golden era of Elizabethan Classics. The Playwrights and Authors who lived during the Elizabethan era were truly groundbreaking. This was the Renaissance and the time of new ideas and new learning.  Some of the greatest English literature of all time was written during this period.

Many of the Elizabethan classics of literature including those of William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlow, Beaumont, Kyd and Fletcher are detailed on this page in a timeline format.

Famous Playwrights and Authors of Elizabethan Classics
The most famous of the Playwrights and Authors of Elizabethan classics are as follows:

  • 1564 - 1593: Christopher Marlow
  • 1584 - 1616: Francis Beaumont
  • 1579 - 1625: John Fletcher
  • 1580 - 1627: Thomas Middleton
  • 1558 - 1594: Thomas Kyd 

Famous Elizabethan Classics - the Playwrights, Authors and their works
Listed below are details of the Elizabethan Classics of Literature:1588 Greene's Pandosto

1588 Marlowe's Dr. Faustus
1590 Spenser's Faerie Queen (1-3)
1590 Marlowe's The Jew of Malta
1591 Sidney'sAstrophil and Stella
1592 Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy
1594 Greene - Friar Bacon & Friar Bungay
1594 Marlowe's Edward II
1595 Sidney's An Apologia for Poetrie
1596 Spenser's Faerie Queen (4-6)
1598 Jonson Every Man in his Humour
1599 Jonson Every Man out of his Humour
1600 Kemp's Nine Daies Wonder
1600 Dekker's Shoemaker's Holiday
1600 Jonson Cynthia's Revels
1601 Jonson Poetaster
1603 Jonson Sejanus
1604 Marston's The Malcontent
1605 Jonson Volpone
1605 Bacon's The Advancement of Learning
1606 Ben Jonson's Volpone
1607 Beaumont and Fletcher Knight of the Burning Pestle
1607 Tourneur's The Revenger's Tragedy
1609 Ben Jonson's The Silent Woman
1610 Ben Jonson's The Alchemist
1610 Beaumont and Fletcher Philaster
1611 Beaumont and Fletcher The Maid's Tragedy
1611 Beaumont and Fletcher A King and No King
1611 Ben Jonson's Catiline
1612 Webster's The White Devil
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
1624 Thomas Middleton A Game at Chess

Famous Elizabethan Classics by William Shakespeare
Listed below are details of the Elizabethan Classics of English Literature by William Shakespeare:1592 Henry VI Part I

1592 Henry VI, Part II
1593 Henry VI, Part III
1594 Titus Andronicus
1594 The Comedy of Errors
1594 Taming of the Shrew
1594 Two Gentlemen of Verona
1594 Love's Labour's Lost
1595 Romeo and Juliet
1595 A Midsummer Night's Dream
1596 The Merchant of Venice
1597 Henry IV, Part I
1597 Henry IV, Part II
1598 Much Ado About Nothing
1598 Henry V
1599 As You Like It
1601 Richard II
1600 Richard III
1600 Hamlet
1600 The Merry Wives of Windsor
1602 Twelfth Night
1602 All's Well That Ends Well
1604 Troilus and Cressida
1604 Measure for Measure
1604 Othello
1606 King Lear
1606 Macbeth
1606 Antony and Cleopatra
1607 Coriolanus
1607 Timon of Athens
1608 Pericles
1611 Tempest
1611 Macbeth
1611 The Winter's Tale
1612 Henry VIII
1612 The Two Noble Kinsmen
1623 Publication of the First Folio

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