Keyword Search

Try the ADVANCED SEARCH to look for phrases, or to search using specific criteria (genre, date, across multiple works, etc.)


Search type

All or part of the keywords (faster)
Exact keywords (slower)



  • Enter up to six keywords to search the complete works of Shakespeare.
  • Any characters other than letters, hyphens, and apostrophes will be ignored.
  • If you enclose a phrase in "quotation marks," each word will be searched individually,
    not as a phrase.
  • Feeling limited by the search? Use the advanced search for many more options.

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