Definitive Editions of Shakespeare’s Works from the World’s Leading Center for Shakespeare Studies

Home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, the Folger Shakespeare Library is a world-class center for scholarship, learning, culture, and the arts. Along with Simon & Schuster, it also publishes the Folger Editions, the leading Shakespeare texts used in secondary schools in the United States. Each edition features:

  • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play
  • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play
  • Scene-by-scene plot summaries
  • A key to famous lines and phrases
  • An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language
  • An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play
  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s extensive holdings of rare books
  • An annotated guide to further reading




Simon & Schuster is delighted to announce that the Folger Editions are now available as competitively priced eBooks, bringing this popular edition of Shakespeare’s plays and poems to students, teachers, and readers everywhere. See the available titles and order them from your preferred retailer.



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