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Shakespeare's First Folio: a digital resource

Use this resource to explore the University of Leeds Brotherton Collection digital First Folio, and to find out more about the significance of the book, and the history of this particular copy.

Mr. William Shakespeare's 'Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies' is the first published collection of William Shakespeare's plays. It is commonly referred to as the First Folio and is one of the most important books in the history of English Literature.

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