The Plays


All’s Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors — no dance references
Coriolanus
Cymbeline
Hamlet
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1 — no dance references
Henry VI, part 2
Henry VI, part 3
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love’s Labor’s Lost
Macbeth
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
Othello
Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
The Winter’s Tale


Bibliography

In addition to the plays themselves, the following sources were consulted in compiling dance-related stage directions and textual references. Text excerpts and their act, scene, and line numbers follow Folger Digital Texts unless otherwise noted.

Brissenden, Alan. Shakespeare and the Dance. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press, 1981, 2001.

Daye, Anne, comp. A Lively Shape of Dauncing: Dances of Shakespeare’s Time. Salisbury, Wiltshire: Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society, 1994.

Dessen, Alan, and Leslie Thomson. A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Hoskins, Jim. The Dances of Shakespeare. New York: Routledge, 2005.