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Shakespeare Pro

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Description

Shakespeare Pro® includes complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and search the concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

Have a question? Read our FAQs: http://bit.ly/shakesfaqs

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 App is simply terrific and filled with loads of wonderful information!”
—Ken Ludwig, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Playwright

Shakespeare Pro for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is packed with these impressive features:

••• QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent over two 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.

••• FIRST FOLIOS AND QUARTOS in original spelling show the works as they were originally published in Shakespeare’s time.

••• AN INTEGRATED GLOSSARY, based on the bestselling lexicon by David & Ben Crystal, Shakespeare’s Words™ is included. Simply tapping on a word will display its definition in context (not just a general definition).

••• ADD YOUR OWN NOTES AND SHARE THEM with your friends and colleagues. Organize your notes into notebooks for use in the classroom, theatre, or just to remember key facts. Share them via email or AirDrop.

••• POWER SEARCH THE WORKS by customizing multiple parameters like gender, work, language, line form, stage directions and more.

••• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, display long or short character names, jump around to different scenes, and view line numbers (*read the note below about line numbering).

••• BOOKMARK YOUR FAVORITE PARTS in addition to remembering the last page you viewed. Even copy/paste that great line.

••• DETAILED SCENE BREAKDOWNS give you an overview of the scenes within each play, their locations, and the characters present in each.

••• CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS help you better understand the actions and motivations of every character.

••• GET THE FACTS by reading up on Shakespeare’s life, view data and chronology about his works, and an overview of scansion terminology. Character Arc Visualizers show individual character arcs or allow for comparison of multiple characters.

••• SHAKE YOUR DEVICE for Shakespeare himself to display a random memorable quote or insult. Or get a new random quote every day.

••• BROWSE THE GALLERY of famous Shakespeare portraits.

••• TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, a series of 20 short versions of Shakespeare’s plays aimed at a younger audience, are included for free.

••• 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.

These are just a few highlights of the great things in Shakespeare Pro. 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 support@playshakespeare.com, at playshakespeare.com/support, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook facebook.com/PlayShakespeare

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*NOTE: Line numbers are NOT the same between different editions of Shakespeare’s plays, though they are relatively close. The Riverside, Arden, Folger, Shakespeare Pro and other editions all have slightly different line numbering due to the way each editor approaches the texts. See the Help section for additional information.

What's New in Version 3.1

NEW! Support for the Apple Watch, get a Quote of the Day on your wrist
NEW! Use the new BardFind™ feature to locate Shakespeare theatres and venues around the world
NEW! Quote of the Day is now part of the Today widget
NEW! Search a scene in the First Folio and Quartos
NEW! We've added details about our new monologue app, Soliloquy

• Bug fix for sharing on Facebook and Twitter
• Bug fix for Evernote integration
• General UI and usability improvements
• Performance optimizations

Like the new features? Having trouble and need support? Let us know at support@playshakespeare.com, at playshakespeare.com/support, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook facebook.com/PlayShakespeare

Did you miss these features from the 3.0 release?

NEW! Power search for the complete works: search by gender, work, language, line form, stage directions and more
NEW! New notes interface, making notes easier to add, browse, and edit
NEW! Glossary terms now show play, line and character
NEW! Use AirDrop to send or share your bookmarks and notes
NEW! Choose custom colors for highlighting and notes
NEW! Character Arc Visualizer: a tool to see and compare character arcs based on line counts.
NEW! Added new synopses/breakdowns for the poems
NEW! On the iPhone, jump to any scene in a play by tapping the title bar

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Customer Reviews

USE APPLE'S BUILT IN DICTIONARY FOR THE LOVE OF CRISPIN!

I had this app for awhile. 3GS till 6gen iPhone now. Why oh why is this app still incapable of accessing the Apple iOS native Dictionary?? The "Shakespeare's Words" dictionary is great, but frequently provides definitions for easy words, even non-native English speakers understand without.
Yet, there are so many occasions when I'd like to know the definition or origin of a word that this app does not have on file. I want to be able to select any word and use the "Define" action for Apple's iOS dictionary! When I select/highlight a word, why are my only options to copy, share, add notes and add Evernote?
Why is it so difficult to even select a single word?

ALSO! PURPLE??? The app highlights character lines in purple??? Really? Please allow for reader to select the color, or at the very least make it Yellow.

....other than that, great resource!

Must-have app for any serious actor!

As a working, professional actor, this is an amazing resource to make the Bard easily accessible!

No watch support

App promised apple watch support when in fact it's just annoying push notification. For ten bucks they could do better then that!

Shakespeare Pro
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1
  • Size: 165 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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