Updated February 22, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Shakespeare Books

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The Globe Illustrated
The Tempest
Romeo and Juliet

This wiki has been updated 9 times since it was first published in February of 2018. One of the most influential and well regarded storytellers of all time, William Shakespeare penned tales that not only offered intrigue, doomed romance, and hijinks a-plenty, but also contributed a host of new words to the English language that we still use today. We’ve rounded up some of the Bard’s best works, with books to suit both beginners and those with advanced or scholarly tastes. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best shakespeare book on Amazon.

10. Love Poems and Sonnets

9. The Tempest

8. Othello, The Moor of Venice

7. A Midsummer Night's Dream

6. Twelfth Night

5. The Tragedy of Macbeth

4. Folger's "Hamlet"

3. Romeo and Juliet

2. Much Ado About Nothing

1. The Globe Illustrated

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 22, 2018 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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