Works and Individual Texts
There are several complete works available on the web, most of which
are based on a generic text released to the public domain in the
early 90s called Complete Moby Shakespeare. This is based on
the 1866 Works of William Shakespeare edited by William George Clark
and William Aldis Wright. Open Source Shakespeare uses this text but with
search and concordance facilities.
Produced by the University of Victoria. Includes all texts of all plays both in quarto
and folio are online, including the apocryphal plays added in the
Third Folio. This is a genuine
attempt to edit the texts for electronic format
rather than using out of copyright texts.
Complete with scholarly aims and objectives.
Includes links to useful resources.
Electronic Text Center,
University of Virginia
Contains The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Globe
edition, 1866), Shakespearean prompt books of the
seventeenth century, The First Folio and early
Quartos of William Shakespeare.
First Folio (1623)
Produced by the University of Pennsylvania
Library. A high quality facsimile reproduction of
the Furness Shakespeare Library copy of the First
Folio. The Furness Shakespeare web page also
contains facsimile reproductions of other
important texts from the period.
A series of old-spelling, SGML-encoded editions
of early individual copies of English Renaissance
books and manuscripts, and plain transcriptions
of selected works.
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
provides a broad range of links to individual editions of the plays. The
following are particularly interesting:
The Enfolded Hamlet
produced by Bernice Kliman. Allows readers to read the Folio or 2nd Quarto
texts of Hamlet separately, or as a conflated single text.
Library Shakespeare Quartos
Includes 93 high quality facsimile copies of the 21 plays by
William Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theatres were
closed in 1642. Enables onscreen comparison between two
A digital collection of pre-1642 editions. Work in progress.