Folger Digital Texts

The Folger Shakespeare Library have made their editions of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as his poems, available for free as digital texts as part of a project called Folger Digital Texts. Their website describes this decision as one of scholarly integrity, commenting that “because the Folger Digital Texts are edited in accord with twenty-first century knowledge about Shakespeare’s texts, the Folger here provides them to readers, scholars, teachers, actors, directors, and students, free of charge, confident of their quality as texts of the plays and pleased to be able to make this contribution to the study and enjoyment of Shakespeare”. Not only have the Folger made this collection of Shakespeare’s work available online, but they have also made copies of the plays available for download in both pdf. and xml. formats. This is fantastic news for anyone wanting to conduct digital analysis of Shakespeare’s work as they now have free and unlimited access to this reliably edited edition.

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