Shakespeare Online

Considered to be the greatest writer in the English language, William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) is revered and studied worldwide in both traditional schools and online colleges. His plays have been analyzed, interpreted, and performed for centuries by various cultures. Below you will find complete text versions of his comedies, tragedies, histories, and poetry, all available for reading online for pleasure or to help with a distance learning program. Also included is a collection of other interesting Shakespeare web sites.


Available online courtesy of M.I.T.

All's Well That Ends Well

As You Like It

A Midsummer Night's Dream


Love's Labours Lost

Measure for Measure

Much Ado About Nothing

Pericles, Prince of Tyre

The Comedy of Errors

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The Merchant of Venice

The Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

Two Gentlemen of Verona

Winter's Tale


Available online courtesy of miscellaneous sources

Antony and Cleopatra



Julius Caesar

King Lear



Romeo and Juliet

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus


Available online courtesy of the University of Virginia

Part 1 of King Henry VI

Part 2 of King Henry VI

Part 3 of King Henry VI

King Richard II

King Richard III

King John

Part 1 of King Henry IV

Part 2 of King Henry IV

King Henry V

King Henry VIII


Available online courtesy of miscellaneous sources

A Lover's Complaint

The Passionate Pilgrim

The Phoenix and The Turtle

The Rape of Lucrece

Venus and Adonis


Additional Shakespeare Web Sites

Absolute Shakespeare

Shakespeare and the Internet

William Shakespeare on Wikipedia

Shakespeare Festivals

Bard Web

How To Quote Shakespeare

A Shakespeare Glossary

Biography of William Shakespeare

Shakespeare and Star Trek

A Quiz on Shakespeare

Shakespearean Quotes

Shakespeare-Oxford Society

Published: 2010-01-20