Shakespeare's King Lear with full "radio theater" audio production. Read the text while listening to the play.

This version includes:

Complete audio production with period music and sound effects.

Complete text of the play with side-by-side commentary.

Toggle the in-line display of hundreds of definitions of unusual words and phrases.

A detailed overview of every act and scene in the play.

A listing of every character along with identifying information.

Profiles of every character with scene index.

Time line correlating each act and scene to the passage of objective time.

Other "full audio" Shakespeare plays by DodgePoint Software available separately in the App Store include:

- As You Like It
- Hamlet
- Julius Caesar
- Macbeth
- The Merchant of Venice
- A Midsummer's Night Dream
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Othello
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Taming of the Shrew
- Twelfth Night

What's New

Version 1.9

Updated for iOS 8 devices.

Also, if you don't hear the audio as one reviewer notes, please check the small switch on the side of the iPad or iPhone just above the volume up and down buttons. When the switch is up, the audio from the app works, but when the switch is down, the volume is muted.

Customer Reviews

Great, fix sound


This is a phenomenal app. I use it with my seniors in English class. It has worked great in the past, but this year the control of the sound is different. I can't manipulate when to begin the sound. There used to be a status bar that showed what minute/second was playing and I could start or stop at any point in the scene, but now I can't. If any creator is reading this, please fix!!!

The audio does not work and ineligible for refund!!


Do not waste your money! The audio does not work and the App Store will not refund your purchase of this item!!

King Lear with audio


Nice King Lear app! It makes so much difference to be able to read along with the audio playing.


Matthew Strand
53.8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
© 2014 Matthew Strand


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