Google has made the works of the Bard available online. What an awesome resource. This is part of Google’s Book Search initiative and I think it is a great addition to all those books we should all have access to online.
In Shakespeare’s day, gaining greater access to his plays meant duking it out with the other “groundlings” for the best view of the stage. It took centuries for the modern printing press to bring plays like Hamlet to people all around the world – and for the Bard to become one of the most quoted writers in history.
Now Shakespeare’s oeuvre is even more accessible. Search within Hamlet for “to be or not to be” to read the rest of his famous soliloquy. Find out who called the world his “oyster” and why. Browse through a familiar play – or follow your curiosity to discover a new one. And if you decide you want to buy a copy, “All editions” will show you every version in Google Book Search, many of which are available for purchase.
(via Yahoo! News)