Sprint for Shakespeare

a freely accessible digitised copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio available in multiple formats.

Thanks to the support from donors all over the world towards its conservation and digitisation, in 2013 the Bodleian Library was able to open up its copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio online for free, for the study and enjoyment of scholars, schoolchildren and Shakespeare-lovers alike.

Visitors to Sprint for Shakespeare, the Bodleian’s First Folio website, can leaf through the digital facsimile of Shakespeare’s First Folio online, and find out more about this treasured book, Shakespeare, his plays, and how the Bodleian conserves, curates and digitises books. In 2014, in honor of  Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Sprint for Shakespeare also launched the serial publication of digital texts of the First Folio’s plays. The Folio is featured on Treasures of the Bodleian and  Dr Emma Smith talks about many of the plays in a series of free podcasts,Approaching Shakespeare, which you can listen to online or download.


License Type: Creative Commons
Media Types: Images Manuscripts Video
Subject Area: Humanities