Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps

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This article is about the Folger Luminary Apps, an iteration of the Folger Shakespeare Library editions of Shakespeare's works. For related articles, please see William Shakespeare's works (disambiguation).

Designed to make great plays accessible to all readers in a lively digital format, the Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps are an interactive reading experience that enriches the Folger Shakespeare Editions—the gold standard in modern edited Shakespeare texts—with:

  • Full audio recordings by professional actors produced by Folger Theatre.
  • Expert commentaries from leading scholars, teachers, and performers.
  • Illuminating images from the Folger collections and video.
  • Robust authoring and sharing tools.

From solitary reading to generative thinking, from the classroom to the theater, Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps offer an interactive reading experience to enhance our pleasure and understanding of Shakespeare's extraordinary works.

Available plays



A Midsummer Night's Dream


Romeo and Juliet