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 Much Ado About Nothing:
First Quarto (1600)
Folio Editions of Much Ado About Nothing:
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 Much Ado About Nothing, ink obscures a small number of lines.