The First Folio is a literary icon and is the version of Shakespeare's text preferred by many actors and directors.
This famous text was lovingly assembled by Shakespeare's fellow-actors after his death in 1623. Here are some resources to introduce The First Folio and explain some of its history.
A leading Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature gives a detailed account for scholars and advanced students of the textual issues and choices facing the Shakespeare editor.
Developed with Macmillan and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.