See what these users are saying about Shakespeare Pro:
“It’s really great!”
—Kenneth Branagh, actor and director
“‘The app’s the thing.’ Hamlet was almost right. Great to see Shakespeare Pro superplaying with Shakespeare’s plays.”
—David Crystal, Linguist and Author of Shakespeare's Words
“The Shakespeare Pro qpp is simply terrific and filled with loads of wonderful information!”
—Ken Ludwig, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Playwright
Shakespeare™ is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including apocrypha) and a searchable concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).
Even though it’s free, the Shakespeare app is packed with these impressive features:
••• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, and jump around to different scenes.
••• QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent years compiling and editing the best references available. In the updated editions, the text is even more clear and each individual character is uniquely identified—all 1,155 of them.
••• DETAILED SCENE BREAKDOWNS give you an overview of the scenes within each play, their locations, and the characters present in each.
••• THE SHAKESPEARE PASSPORT® is your virtual ticket to events and exhibitions all over the world. Just show the passport on your device for great benefits at participating venues. More information at ShakespearePassport.com.
••• BARDFIND™ is the easiest way to find a Shakespeare theatre or venue anywhere in the world.
If you’re looking for line numbers, the integrated Shakespeare’s Words glossary, a gallery of Shakespeare portraits, random quote generator, Shakespeare facts, check out Shakespeare Pro for these and other great features. If you’re a student, professor, actor, or just plain love the Bard, this must-have app ensures you have the complete works at your fingertips.
Like the new features? Having trouble and need support? Let us know at email@example.com, at playshakespeare.com/support, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook facebook.com/PlayShakespeare
Have a question? Check out our FAQs: bit.ly/shakesfaqs
Works contained: All’s Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Double Falsehood, Edward III, Hamlet, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Henry V, Henry VI (Parts 1-3), Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, King Richard II, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Sir Thomas More, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale, Sonnets, Venus & Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, A Lover’s Complaint, Passionate Pilgrim, Phoenix & Turtle, To the Queen
When you thought it couldn't get better, it did. the Shakespeare app is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on the App Store!
This new update includes fixing a few minor bugs.
Did you miss our recent major overhaul of the most popular Shakespeare app? Here are just some of the great new things about Shakespeare Pro:
• NEW! Dramatis Personae lists are reordered to make it easier to find a specific character
• NEW! Search improvements: support for alternate spellings and accented characters
• NEW! Updated PlayShakespeare.com texts: The best open source Shakespeare texts available
Shakespeare and Shakespeare Pro are the best apps to keep the bard at your fingertips. If you're enjoying the app, please leave us a rating and review. Thanks!
Ratings and Reviews
Takes up too much space
This is a great app but takes up far too much space on the iPad for what it does. Could we please have an option to download the plays we want instead of being given all of them automatically or an option to delete the plays we don't want.
Why does this app take up so much space any way it just contains text files and a few covers of plays.
Please reduce the download size of the app as I feel tempted to delete it.
Even if you don't want to use this app to learn of the entirety of hamlet's 'to be, or not to be' speech (as I did) this is still an amazing good and comprehensive app to be free especially seeing as it's not an Internet library and can be used outside wi-fi with the iPod touch and in flight mode with the iPhone.
One of the best apps ever!
Can't recommend this highly enough well prepared and easy to navigate.
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- 149.9 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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