The 17th Century
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Bacon, Francis (1561-1626). Selected Writings
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616).
Henry VI, Parts I, II, III (~1591) by William Shakespeare
Richard III (~1593) by William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream (~1595) by Shakespeare
King John (~1595) by William Shakespeare
Richard II (~1595) by William Shakespeare
Henry IV, Parts I/II (~1596) by William Shakespeare
The Merchant of Venice (~1596) by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet (1597) by William Shakespeare
Much Ado About Nothing (~1598) by William Shakespeare
Henry V (~1599) by William Shakespeare
Julius Caesar (~1599) by William Shakespeare
Hamlet (~1600) by William Shakespeare
Twelfth Night (~1601) by William Shakespeare
Othello (1603) by William Shakespeare
King Lear (~1605) by William Shakespeare
Macbeth (1606) by William Shakespeare
Antony and Cleopatra (1607) by William Shakespeare
Sonnets (1609) by William Shakespeare
The Tempest (~1610) by William Shakespeare
Donne, John (1572-1631). Selected Verse
Jonson, Ben (1572-1637).
Volpone (~1605) by Ben Jonson
The Alchemist (1610) by Ben Jonson
Marston, John (1576-1634). The Malcontent (~1603)
Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616) & John Fletcher (1579-1625).
The Maid's Tragedy (~1608) by Beaumont and Fletcher
Fletcher, John (1579-1625). The Woman's Prize (~1604-1622)
Middleton, Thomas (1580-1627).
The Revenger's Tragedy (1606) by Thomas Middleton
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (~1613) by Middleton
Women Beware Women (~1622) by Thomas Middleton
Middleton, Thomas (1580-1627),
and William Rowley (1585-1626).
The Changeling (1622) by Middleton & Rowley
Webster, John (~1580-1634).
The White Devil (1612) by John Webster
The Duchess of Malfi (~1612) by John Webster
Cary, Elizabeth (1585-1639). The Tragedy of Mariam (~1603)
Ford, John (1586-1639). 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (~1630)
Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679). Leviathan (1651)
Descartes, Rene (1596-1650). Selected Writings
Milton, John (1608-1674). Paradise Lost (1674)
Bradstreet, Anne (1612-1672). Selected Writings
Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678). Selected Verse
Tartuffe (1664) by Moliere
The Misanthrope (1666) by Moliere
Locke, John (1632-1704). Selected Writings
Racine, Jean (1639-1699). Phaedra (1677)
Behn, Aphra (1640-1689).
The Rover (1677) by Aphra Behn
Oroonoko (1688) by Aphra Behn
de la Cruz, Juana Ines (1651-1695). Selected Poetry
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