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Folger Publications on Shakespeare

The Folger publishes several important Shakespeare publications—among them, modern editions of Shakespeare’s own works, the Shakespeare Quarterly journal, and volumes of classroom activities created by teachers, for teachers.


The Folger Shakespeare Library editions provide thoroughly re-edited editions of the plays and poems, printed with explanatory notes and images from the Folger collection on the pages facing the text. Each includes a wealth of additional material, including essays on such topics as Shakespeare’s life, his use of language, and the publication of his works.


The Folger Shakespeare Library editions, edited by Barbara Mowat and Paul Werstine, are available both in print and as ebooks.


Folger Digital Texts offer meticulously edited, accurate texts of Shakespeare's plays, drawn from the Folger Shakespeare Library editions, with the added power of in-depth, behind-the-scenes coding.


The texts—including full source code—can also be downloaded at no charge for noncommercial use. The Folger Digital Texts of the plays do not include the notes, glosses, essays, and illustrations found in the Folger Shakespeare Library editions.


Shakespeare Quarterly is the preeminent Shakespeare journal in the world, serving an audience of Shakespeare scholars and lovers of Shakespeare and furthering research at the highest level.


Shakespeare Quarterly publishes scholarly articles and notes about Shakespeare and his age, reviews of significant Shakespeare productions, and book reviews of Shakespeare criticism and scholarship.


The Shakespeare Set Free books, filled with activities developed by teachers through Folger education programs, are an ever-popular resource for teaching Shakespeare through performance and participation.


Folger exhibitions run the gamut of subjects related to the early modern age. For a classic Folger exhibition catalog on a Shakespearean subject, look for The First Folio of Shakespeare.

Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 52, no. 4. Washington, DC, 2001.

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