THE MAPS on this page show all the locations mentioned in the text of Shakespeare's plays using GoogleMaps. The first map shows the mapped locations for all 38 plays, and subsequent maps show locations for each individual play. Click on a link in the menu below to see the map related to that play or plays. For information about how to use the maps and a key to the colors for the map markers, click here.

**Note that the links in the menu are only active for maps that are already complete. Plays that have been mapped will appear as a reddish colored underlined link. Plays that have not yet been mapped appear in brown with no underline. Links will be added as maps are finished.
The Comedy of Errors
Love's Labor's Lost
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Taming of the Shrew
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Merchant of Venice
Much Ado About Nothing
The Merry Wives of Windsor
As You Like It
Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will
All's Well That Ends Well
Measure for Measure
Troilus and Cressida
The Two Noble Kinsmen
Henry VI Part 1
Henry VI Part 2
Henry VI Part 3
Richard III
King John
Richard II
Henry IV Part 1
Henry IV Part 2
Henry V
Henry VIII
Titus Andronicus
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
Othello, the Moor of Venice
King Lear
Timon of Athens
Antony and Cleopatra
The Winter's Tale
The Tempest


    "Where the Action Is" Red markers show places where action takes place in the play. These are places where the characters actually are, for example Denmark would be marked in red for Hamlet. Similarly Verona would be marked this way for Romeo and Juliet, and Scotland for Macbeth.
    "Alluded To" Blue markers show places that are alluded to, but are not where the action is taking place in the play at the time. This category can mean references to places that never are part of the action to the play, for example, when Theseus refers to having once been in Crete in A Midsummer Night's Dream, or when Hamlet refers to an actor an actor from Rome. This category is also used for references to places where the action takes place at other points in the play but is not the setting when the text alludes to it. For example, when Antony, of Antony and Cleopatra refers to Egypt in a scene taking place in Rome, or when Henry V talks about England while in France, those references would be mapped with a blue marker.
    "Adjective or Descriptor" Yellow markers show places that are referred to in the form of an adjective. This category includes references to people from a particular place, such as the "Indian Votress," an "Ethiope," or an "Athenian," as well as things described as "Welsh," "French," etc. This also applies to references such as "Pericles, Prince of Tyre", in which Tyre functions as a descriptor for the place Pericles is from rather than an allusion directly to the place itself.

Return to maps menu
Return to maps menu