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Welcome to Open Literature

Open Literature combines literary criticism and the internet to produce a platform for appreciating great literature.

Everything on the website is open content, and you are free to use, reuse, and redistribute it. We are a community-based project and welcome participation and contribution.

Read Shakespeare Now!

Photo by William Hoiles, CC-BY


You can also:

  • Read essays on Shakespeare
  • Read short introductions to each play
  • Read works by other authors
  • Browse our ‘word of the day’ archive

This website is one of the Open Knowledge Foundation‘s projects in Open Humanities.

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