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Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps

Transforming Reading and Learning About Shakespeare in the 21st Century

Designed to make great plays accessible to all readers in a lively digital format, the Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps are an interactive reading experience that enriches the Folger Shakespeare Editions—the gold standard in modern edited Shakespeare texts—with:

  • Full audio recordings by professional actors produced by Folger Theatre


  • Expert commentaries from leading scholars, teachers, and performers


  • Illuminating images from the Folger collections and video


  • Robust authoring and sharing tools

From solitary reading to generative thinking, from the classroom to the theater, Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps offer an interactive reading experience to enhance our pleasure and understanding of Shakespeare's extraordinary works.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream


Romeo and Juliet

Teacher Talk

"Kept pace with other educational apps, and often exceeded them. It puts Shakespeare in a world with which students are intimately familiar. I really love the app."


         -- Jill Burdick-Zupancic
             Thomas Jefferson High

             School for Science

             and Technology

             Alexandria, Virginia

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