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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

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. Once this powerful feature is activated, simply tapping on an entry will display its definition in context (not just a general definition).

••• TAKE 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.

••• 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.

••• SCENE DESCRIPTIONS break down the action in each and every scene throughout the works.

••• 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.

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

••• SHAKE YOUR DEVICE for Shakespeare himself to display a random memorable quote.

••• 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.

••• SWITCH ON AUTO-SCROLL to automatically scroll the text as you read and control the speed by tilting your device‚ or even turn your device into a mini-teleprompter.

••• 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 3.0.2

Shakespeare Pro 3.0.2 includes the following:

NEW! Use Touch ID or a password to put the app in "Kid Mode" and make only the children's stories Tales from Shakespeare accessible.
NEW! Now you can use bold, italics and underline formatting in your notes.
NEW! Use the Character Arc Tool to see how characters flow and interact with each other.
NEW! View the Scene Breakdown Grid to see where characters are throughout the play.

• Speed optimizations for the glossary
• Make Shakespeare Passport more visible
• Bug fix for dynamic text resizing and quote links
• Bug fix for social sharing
• Minor UI improvements and other small fixes

Shakespeare Pro 3.0 was a major release and includes the following:

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! Save a selection to Evernote
NEW! Glossary terms now show play, line and character
NEW! Use AirDrop to send or share your bookmarks and notes
NEW! Search History: keep a history of your searches
NEW! Tweet or post to Facebook random quotes
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
NEW! Show line forms: Indicate if a line is prose or verse

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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Customer Reviews

Highly Recommended (but additional material should be proofed)

A trove of information, including all of Shakespeare's plays, some apocrypha and newly discovered authored works (like Double Falsehood), timelines, and sources information, which are all very helpful for those who read Shakespeare for study or leisure. There are a couple of inaccuracies that I noticed in the additional information sections, so someone from the app should proof it once more.

One change I would like made in the very extensive character breakdowns: the Dauphin in "Henry V" and the Dauphin in "Henry VI, Part 1" are NOT the same person!

Aside from that, it is a much used app on my iPad and it is highly recommended.

Has it's problems

The scene breakdowns are poorly written and lack editing. The glossary terms are not very helpful in that some obvious words have glossary entries while truly difficult words are often not in the glossary. The folio feature is quite nice to give you a look at what the early printings looked like. Needs more polish overall, but you do have a lot of Shakespeare here.

Shakespeare

I have enjoyed having all of the plays in one location. For my personal reading this has been very helpful and convenient.

Shakespeare Pro
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.2
  • Size: 165 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

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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