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Macbeth: The Folger Luminary Shakespeare reinvents tradition for the mobile age. Based on the Folger Shakespeare Library Edition of Macbeth, this app makes Shakespeare’s great tragedy accessible to all readers.

• Enjoy a full-length audio performance of Macbeth from the Folger Theatre. The play text scrolls as you listen. Additional takes provide alternative performances of key passages.

• Learn from the world’s leading Shakespeare experts in convenient, accessible commentaries on the play.

• Explore meticulously accurate texts, with scene-by-scene action summaries, and full explanatory notes from the Folger Editions, the choice of teachers and students for decades.

• Discover fascinating historical images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s collections

• Build a private network and share your notes, assignments, and commentaries with your friends, students, or peers—right within the app.

• Create your own collection of key passages, annotate them, and share with friends, colleagues, and readers worldwide.

• Customize your experience. The Folger Luminary Shakespeare: Macbeth is quiet when you need it, social when you want it.

Discover Shakespeare as never before with Folger Luminary Shakespeare. Tradition reinvented for the mobile age.

What’s New

Version 1.3.2

We've updated the app to better support iOS 8 and to address user reported issues. We hope you enjoy the added stability and robustness; please email us if you experience any issues.

Ratings and Reviews

Scott1224322256808 ,

Top Notch

This is an excellent educational tool. I think it be interesting to see how well this works in a classroom setting. The application allows students to form groups and communicate amongst themselves via notations. There is a lot of wonderful commentary from various sources, and the text is performed by professional actors and students can follow the text as it is read. Importantly, the text is well annotated.
My only suggestion would be to include much more in the way of videos. There is only one video, which involved bookmaking in early modern times. It is interesting, but I would like to see more videos regarding the play itself. However, at this price, I suppose this is merely quibbling. This is actually an excellent deal for the price paid.

ub2013 ,

Fantastic Shakespeare App

Really fantastic Shakespeare App, I love the interface & expert commentaries! Now that I've gotten to try Macbeth, I can't wait to read the other plays!


Luminary Digital Media LLC
557.3 MB
Requires iOS 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2013 Luminary Digital Media LLC and Simon & Schuster, Inc.


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