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Download Shakespeare's Plays, Sonnets, and Poems

With timeless texts and cutting-edge code, the Folger Shakespeare is your go-to source for high-quality, authoritative texts of Shakespeare’s plays, sonnets, and poems. In addition to having Shakespeare’s works available to read online, we are pleased to offer free downloadable files of the Folger Shakespeare texts in six digital formats: PDF, DOC (for Microsoft WordApple PagesApache Open Office, etc.), HTML, TXT (i.e., plain text), XML, and TEI Simple. These files are free to use for all non-commercial purposes.

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The Folger Shakespeare - Complete Set
All's Well That Ends Well
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Henry IV, Part 1
Henry IV, Part 2
Henry V
Henry VI, Part 1
Henry VI, Part 2
Henry VI, Part 3
Henry VIII
Julius Caesar
King John
King Lear
Love's Labor's Lost
Measure for Measure
The Merchant of Venice
The Merry Wives of Windsor
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Much Ado About Nothing
"The Phoenix and Turtle"
Richard II
Richard III
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's Sonnets
The Taming of the Shrew
The Tempest
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida
Twelfth Night
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
The Two Noble Kinsmen
Venus and Adonis
The Winter’s Tale