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The Tempest

Folios 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.


The 1623 First Folio is the earliest known printed edition of The Tempest.


Folio Editions of The Tempest:


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 The Tempest, ink obscures a small number of words.

Shakespeare. First Folio. London, 1623

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