The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Written by: William Shakespeare

Some of the first books that were offered for free online were those materials that are so old as to be in the public domain. The complete works of William Shakespeare certainly qualify. And, yet, I have no doubt that students are still being expected to purchase expensive bound copies of his works.

Why pay so much when his individual plays or the Bard’s sonnets are available online for free? Why chase around trying to find each one when you can have the Compete Works of William Shakespeare by simply visiting the MIT website? They have been sharing the Complete Moby™ Shakespeare freely online since 1993.

Their collection includes:


  • All’s Well That Ends Well
  • As You Like It
  • The Comedy of Errors
  • Cymbeline
  • Love’s Labours Lost
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Pericles, Prince of Tyre
  • Taming of the Shrew
  • The Tempest
  • Troilus and Cressida
  • Twelfth Night
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Winter’s Tale


  • Henry IV, part 1
  • Henry IV, part 2
  • Henry V
  • Henry VI, part 1
  • Henry VI, part 2
  • Henry VI, part 3
  • Henry VIII
  • King John
  • Richard II
  • Richard III


  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Coriolanus
  • Hamlet
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Timon of Athens
  • Titus Andronicus


  • The Sonnets
  • A Lover’s Complaint
  • The Rape of Lucrece
  • Venus and Adonis
  • Funeral Elegy by W.S.

If, on the other hand, you want to have a printed version of the complete works of Shakespeare, The Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works 2nd Edition appears to be a beautiful choice and is generally available for around $25 in either Kindle format or bound. It includes introductions to each of the plays with information on performance traditions, plot summaries, information on each of the characters and historical information.


View this Free Online Material at the source:
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

A few other textbooks which may help you with your studies:

Real Time Web Analytics