Worth a Look: Don Quixote on YouTube

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30 September 2010 Last updated at 19:56 ET

YouTube drive to ‘crowd-read’ Spain classic Don Quixote

The Royal Spanish Academy has invited people around the world to record short chunks of the classic novel Don Quixote and upload them to YouTube.

Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is often described as Spain’s most famous novel – and yet few have ever read it.

Now the academy, the official guardian of the Spanish language, has divided the work into more than 2,000 segments.

They will be read and recorded – in Spanish only – by volunteers visiting a special YouTube page.