Listed below are links to summaries/synopses of all of Shakespeare's plays in pseudo-alphabetical order; pseudo because they go alphabetically until the history plays, which I have listed in the order that the play's plot takes place in history instead. After the history plays, the listing resumes alphabetically.
These summaries are bare-bones, but most of them are quite detailed covering all major plot developments and most of the characters (33,000 total words, 888 on average per summary).
I wrote these synopses as I read and simultaneously watched the BBC productions of each of these plays between 1995 and 1997. I hope you enjoy them. Full texts of Shakespeare's plays are available from various sites including The Complete Works at MIT and The Collected Works of Shakespeare by Matty Farrow.
Now all of the history plays, in order of the time in which the story takes place.
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Last Modified May 19, 2013