Bodleian First Folio


Project Description:

Thanks to the generosity of the public, the successful funding campaign Sprint for Shakespeare led to the conservation, digital imaging, and online publication of images of the Bodleian copy of the First Folio of Shakespeare's plays ( This second phase of the Bodleian First Folio project has been made possible by a lead gift from Dr Geoffrey Eibl-Kaye and generous support from the Dallas Shakespeare Club, Mr James Barber, and a private individual. The Bodleian Libraries are very grateful for this additional support, which brings new features to the digitized First Folio. These features include serial publication of a TEI P5-encoded digital edition of its text, and enabling more efficient and intuitive use of the website for all with an interest in Shakespeare, early modern drama, theatre and book history. Work on this phase of the project has been a collaboration led by the Bodleian Libraries, with TEI consultancy from IT Services, and web development by the Oxford e-Research Centre.