This resource is provided for personal use only. It must not be used for whole-class instruction via whiteboard or projector, unless every student in the class also has their own digital copy.

A new, exciting, multimedia approach to learning and teaching Shakespeare’s plays - Shakespeare In Bits brings The Bard’s most popular plays to life through magnificently animated re-enactment, full audio and unabridged text in one comprehensive package.

Handy in-line translations for antiquated phrases and words are literally only a touch away, along with full study notes for every section, analyses, plot summaries, cast biographies and relationships - everything that you need to make understanding and appreciating Shakespeare attainable.

Immerse yourself in one of Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies as Shakespeare In Bits brings you on a journey of deception, revenge, treachery, indecision and moral decay through the fabled and tragic character of Hamlet. Shakespeare In Bits: Hamlet is the only study guide you will need to teach, understand and appreciate one of the most celebrated works of the famous Bard.

The Bard hasn’t been this easy to enjoy in over 400 years!

Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth
Shakespeare In Bits: Hamlet
Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar
Shakespeare In Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream


-Completely Unabridged Play Text
Understand and appreciate the linguistic richness of Shakespeare’s plays with the original play text, broken into easily digested ‘bits’. In-line translation helps you to understand difficult words and phrases within the context of the original play text.

-Hear it, See it
Each title includes hours of high-resolution animation with professional audio soundtrack, helping you to decode and comprehend Shakespeare's fertile prose quickly and efficiently. The text, presented side-by-side with animated action, is easy to follow with portions of text being highlighted as they are spoken in the play. The integrated combination of text, audio and graphics is designed to facilitate learners of varying abilities and learning styles.

-Character Building
Biographies for each cast character can be accessed from the main play or through a dedicated cast feature. An illustrated character relationship map demonstrates key characters and their inter-relationships in the play.

-Ace that Exam
Each Shakespeare In Bits title provides a wide selection of integrated analyses and study notes for each scene to help you understand plot summaries, key themes, language, imagery and quotes from the play. An easy-to-navigate visual scene selection menu is also provided to help you to quickly get familiar with the play’s sequence of events or to jump to your scene of choice.


-Single purchase – multiple devices: each play purchased can be downloaded and re-downloaded on any of your iOS devices.

-A side-by-side main play view that presents the animations and the text at the same time (iPad) or swap between the text and animation with ease (iPhone)

-Fully unabridged animations and text

-A text highlight feature, that highlights the current line of text being spoken in the animation

-The ability to take your own notes (iPad only)

-Simple navigation through all of the features in the play.

What's New

Version 3.0.1

-This app is now a universal app, which can be run on iPhones as well as iPads (please note some features not available when running on an iPhone)
-Line numbers have been added to the text
-Updated for iOS 7/8
-Several new inline translations
-Technical fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Amazing; as always expected from Shakespeare in Bits


Been waiting for Hamlet to make my first full Shakespeare in Bits download. Glad I did. Shakespeare is wonderful, his language does things to the mind - makes connections in a way no other writer ever has. But those connections were always best facilitated by a teacher in a classroom, like one has as a child. Shakespeare in Bits fills that role again; one's teacher.

Even if you never considered yourself a Shakespeare fan - if you enjoyed it in English class, make this purchase. Discover the greatest writer in the English language, without the barriers of language complexity.

Hamlet Shakespeare in Bits

Devin/Salt Lake

I love this app, and is well worth every penny. Seeing the play, and reading the play are two different things. This app allows you to read bit by bit each act, giving you the written text, explanations, and translations of strange wordings. Then, sit back, put the ipad to full screen and sit back and watch the play. I think I can guarantee that if you get this app, and utilize it fully, you will go in search of a actual play, or unabridged movie.



It is one of the greatest plays in history, and it's app might be one of the greatest as well. I recommend this play as well as MacBeth, as two of the most important plays in history, and Shakespeare in bits helps them be told.


Mindconnex Learning Limited
845.2 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
© 2015 MindConnex Learning Ltd.


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