Internet Shakespeare Editions

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The Internet Shakespeare Editions has high quality facsimilies of Shakespeare's Folios and Quartos available for viewing online. You may view the books in their entirety, page by page.

Highlights of our collection

  • We have facsimiles and transcriptions of Folio 1, Folio 2, Folio 3, and Folio 4, and many Quartos available online.
  • The facsimiles are complete -- you can view a high-quality image of every page of every book.
  • There are many advanced features for browsing and searching the books.
  • There is an option to view book pages with the corresponding text next to it. For readers unfamiliar with early printing this makes reading much easier.
  • You can compare pages from different copies of a book side by side.
  • You can search Shakespeare's text to find the page you want to view.

A Folio is a large printed volume in which the paper that makes up the pages is folded once only. A Quarto is smaller, cheaper, and the paper is folded twice. Many of Shakespeare's plays were printed in both formats.

Book facsimiles available to view

Our collection contains the following book facsimiles:

First Folio (1623) view book
Second Folio (1632) view book
Third Folio (1664) view book
Fourth Folio (1685) view book
Hamlet, Quarto 1 (1603) view book
Hamlet, Quarto 2 (1604) view book
Henry IV, Part 2, Quarto 1 (1600) view book
Henry IV, Part I, Quarto 1 (1598) view book
Henry V, Quarto 1 (1600) view book
Henry VI, Part 3, Quarto 2 (1600) view book
King Lear, Quarto 1 (1608) view book
King Lear, Quarto 2 (1619) view book
Love's Labour's Lost, Quarto 1 (1598) view book
The Merchant of Venice, Quarto 1 (1600) view book
The Merry Wives of Windsor, Quarto 1 (1602) view book
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Quarto 1 (1600) view book
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Quarto 2 (1619) view book
Much Ado About Nothing, Quarto 1 (1600) view book
Othello, Quarto 1 (1622) view book
Pericles, Quarto 1 (1609) view book
Richard II, Quarto 1 (1597) view book
Richard II, Quarto 2 (1598) view book
Richard III, Quarto 1 (1597) view book
Romeo and Juliet, Quarto 1 (1597) view book
Romeo and Juliet, Quarto 2 (1599) view book
Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition (1968) view book
The Sonnets, Quarto 1 (1609) view book
Troilus and Cressida, Quarto 1 (1609) view book
The Troublesome Reign of King John (1611) view book
The Two Noble Kinsmen, Quarto 1 (1634) view book
Venus and Adonis, Quarto 1 (1593) view book
Works Rowe V1 (1709) view book
Works Rowe V2 (1709) view book
Works Rowe V3 (1709) view book
Works Rowe V4 (1709) view book
Works Rowe V5 (1709) view book
Works Rowe V6 (1709) view book
Works Theobald V1 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V2 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V3 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V4 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V5 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V6 (1733) view book
Works Theobald V7 (1733) view book
A Yorkshire Tragedy, Quarto 1 (1619) view book

For more information, visit our About page: About the Book Facsimiles.