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Google Launches "Summer with Shakespeare" Site
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 17.0561  Thursday, 15 June 2006

From: 		Hardy M. Cook <
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Date: 		Thursday, June 15, 2006
Subject: 	Google Launches "Summer with Shakespeare" Site

The Google Book Search on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, launched a 
Shakespeare Site at www.google.com/shakespeare. Google's Press Release 
reads:

Summer's here and that means two things: summer reading and the 
commencement of Shakespeare festivals around the country.

Today, Google Book Search celebrates both traditions with the launch of 
its "Summer with Shakespeare" site, a place to find and search all the 
plays of Shakespeare-from the popular favorites to the lesser-known 
gems. The site launches in conjunction with the commencement of 
Shakespeare in the Park (http://www.publictheater.org/), New York City's 
famous outdoor festival, which this year will feature the production of 
Macbeth.

In Shakespeare's day, gaining greater access to theatrical events meant 
duking it out with the other "groundlings" for the best view of the 
stage. It took centuries before the modern publishing industry could 
make works like Macbeth widely available. Today, the Internet is 
continuing to remove the barriers between people and knowledge, and 
Google Book Search (http://books.google.com/) is helping people all over 
the world browse and discover the great texts of history.

At www.google.com/shakespeare, book lovers and theater fans alike can 
explore Shakespeare's entire oeuvre right from their desktop. You can 
search for famous lines in Macbeth without toil and trouble, browse 
through all the plays you know, or follow your curiosity to discover new 
works on the site. And if you decide you want to buy a copy of one of 
Shakespeare's works, the "All editions" link will show you every version 
in Google Book Search, many of which are available for purchase.

While on the site, readers can check out other ways to enjoy Shakespeare 
by:

Uncovering more resources on Shakespeare with Google Web Search 
(http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=shakespeare&btnG=Google+Search)

Exploring scholarly perspectives on Shakespeare with Google Scholar
(http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=shakespeare&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&btnG=Search) 


Connecting with Shakespeare enthusiasts through Google Groups
(http://groups.google.com/groups/search?q=shakespeare&qt_s=Search)

Watching Shakespeare in action on Google Video
(http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=shakespeare)

Browsing Shakespearean images on Google Image Search
(http://images.google.com/images?q=shakespeare)

Finding the latest articles on all things Shakespeare with Google News
(http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&q=shakespeare&btnG=Search+News)

Visiting the Globe Theater and other Shakespearean landmarks with Google 
Earth
(Due to their lengths, the above URLs may need to be copied/pasted into 
your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one 
exists.)

For more information, please see today's Google Blog post at 
http://booksearch.blogspot.com or Google Book Search at 
http://books.google.com.

Google Contacts
Jill Lindenbaum, 415-305-1626

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Megan Lamb, 703-926-5292

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Google Launches Shakespeare Site
http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003921591

June 15, 2006 12:15 p.m. EST
Shaveta Bansal - All Headline News Contributor

Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - On Wednesday Google launched a website entirely 
dedicated to the great writer and philosopher William Shakespeare. The 
site will allow the lovers of the Brad to browse through the texts of 
his plays.

Users can even base their search in words, such as "to be or not to be" 
from "Hamlet," and they will immediately be taken to that part of the play.

According to a report by Reuters, the site, which was introduced in 
conjunction with Google's sponsorship of New York's "Shakespeare in the 
Park," also provides links to related scholarly research, Internet 
groups, and even videos of theater performances of Shakespeare plays.

The site also encourages users to "take a literary field trip" by 
searching for London's Shakespeare's Globe Theater on Google Earth, 
which combines satellite imagery, maps and a search engine to find 
historic locations around the world.

In addition, Google Book Search, the Google product which houses the 
Shakespeare site, even allows users to view books or parts of books 
through their Web browsers if the copyright has expired or a publisher 
has given permission to do so.


Other stories can be found at 
http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7003921591 


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