For index of characters in Shakespeare's plays see Full list of all Shakespeare’s characters (with link for each character)
The following is an reference index to Shakespeare's work giving references and background notes etc.
We did not create this index from scratch but was obtained from various sources noteably E. M. O'C. Rochester, N. Y. "Analytical index to Shakespeare's Work".
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Reference index A to C
Reference index D to F
Reference index G to J
Reference index K to M
Reference index N to P
Reference index Q to S
Reference index T to V
Reference index W to Z
The following is a dictionary of some words used in Shakespeare that are no longer used or have changed their meaning or emphasis.
Dictionary A to M
Dictionary N to Z
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The following is an Index list of all the unique words in all of Shakespeare's works A to Z.
Some words appear once or several times in all of the work, but here they will only be included once.
It inclues plural versions and other different spelling versions containing apostrophes. For example "Tis Hamlets character",
and "very cause of Hamlet's lunacy", means both the word "Hamlets" and "Hamlet's" appear in the list.
Names of characters in the play and generally nouns start with a capital letter.
It excludes stage directions in the plays.
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A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L    M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X    Y   Z
Shakespeare's plays in order of date written
First performance and first published dates