Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies is the 1623 published collection of William Shakespeare’s plays. Modern scholars commonly refer to it as the First Folio. The First Folio is considered one of the most influential books ever published in the English language.
The thirty-six plays of the First Folio are divided into three categories: comedies, histories, and tragedies.
Leading the first play in the book, The Tempest was set into type from a manuscript prepared by Ralph Crane, a professional scrivener employed by the King’s Men.