Folger Digital Texts

free, high-quality digital texts of Shakespeare’s plays, meticulously edited on the basis of current scholarship. The plays in Folger Digital Texts are taken from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions, completed in 2010 by editors Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine and published by Simon & Schuster.

we’ve added sophisticated coding that works behind the scenes to make the plays easy to read, search, and index—and lays the groundwork for new features in the future.

We encourage researchers and developers to download the coded texts at no cost for noncommercial purposes, including specialized studies and mobile apps.