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Hamlet



Folios and Quartos from the Collection


Use the links below to see full-length digital facsimiles of the early printed versions of this play, provided through our digital image collection. Read the play for yourself in its early editions, including all of the pages, at any size.

 

Quarto Editions of Hamlet:

 

Second Quarto (1604)

Third Quarto (1611)

Fourth Quarto (1625?)

Fifth Quarto (1637)

 

Folio Editions of Hamlet:

 

First Folio (1623)

Second Folio (1632)

 

The Folger Second Folio that was chosen for this project (one of several in the library's collection) is well known because a censor marked out or cut up portions of the text. In Hamlet, ink obscures a few words.

 
Shakespeare. Hamlet. London, 1604



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