Pre-1640's Shakespeare folios to be digitized

The Bodleian and Folger Libraries are combining efforts to create digital copies of "all 75 editions of William Shakespeare's plays printed in the quarto format before the year 1641." The folios are the closest copies to Shakepseare's own in existence.

The various folios of the plays differ from each other and some include annotations in Shakespeare's own hand, making the digital collection a goldmine for researchers and performers alike.