All's Well That Ends Well

All's Well That Ends Well

Shakespeare probably wrote this play between 1604 and 1605. Interesting how Shakespeare popularized this idiom as an oft-used expression with the play's title: "All's well that ends well." According to, it means:
Everything has turned out satisfactorily, even though the outcome has been uncertain. For example, His lawyer persuaded Jack to plead guilty, but the court merely put him on probation-all's well that ends well. This proverb, dating from about 1250, gained even more currency as the title of a Shakespeare comedy.

Francis Wheatley, Helena and Count Bertram Before the King, All's Well That Ends Well, Act II, 1793

Table of Contents

Dramatis Personae

ACT I - Scene I

ACT I - Scene II

ACT I - Scene III

ACT II - Scene I

ACT II - Scene II

ACT II - Scene III

ACT II - Scene IV

ACT II - Scene V

ACT III - Scene I

ACT III - Scene II


ACT III - Scene IV

ACT III - Scene V

ACT III - Scene VI


ACT IV - Scene I

ACT IV - Scene II

ACT IV - Scene III

ACT IV - Scene IV

ACT IV - Scene V

ACT V - Scene I

ACT V - Scene II

ACT V - Scene III


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