Shakes and Peers

a guide to the world of Early Modern drama

Play Guide


comedy link
The Alchemist by Johann Zoffany
-Tragedy link
Title page of Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy
romance link
‘A Winter’s Tale’ William Hamilton




All’s Well That Ends Well

Antony and Cleopatra

As You Like It


Bartholomew Fair

Battle for Alcazar (Peele)


The Changeling (Middleton)

Chaste Maid in Cheapside (Middleton)

Comedy of Errors




Doctor Faustus (Marlowe)


Edward II (Marlowe)

Every Man in His Humour (Jonson)



Henry IV, Part I

Henry IV, part II

Henry V

Henry VI, part I

Henry VI, part II

Henry VI, part III

Henry VIII


Jew of Malta (Marlowe)

Julius Caesar


King John

King Lear


Love’s Labour Lost

Lust’s Dominion (Dekker)



Masques of Blackness and Beauty (Jonson)

Measure for Measure

Merchant of Venice

Merry Wives of Windsor

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Much Ado About Nothing


The Old Wive’s Tale (Peele)


Oroonoko (Behn?)




Revenger’s Tragedy (Middleton)

Richard II

Richard III

Romeo and Juliet


The Shoemaker’s Holiday (Dekker)

The Spanish Tragedy (Kyd)


Tamburlaine (Marlowe)

The Tamer Tamed

Taming of the Shrew

The Tempest

Timon of Athens

Titus Andronicus

Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Ford)

Troilus and Cressida

Twelfth Night

Two Noble Kinsmen

Two Gentlemen of Verona


Volpone (Jonson)


The Winter’s Tale

The Witch of Edmonton (Ford)

Women Beware Women (Middleton)



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