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Shakespeare Pro® includes the 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).
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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.
••• BARDFIND™ is the easiest way to find a Shakespeare theatre or venue anywhere in the world.
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.
*NOTE: Line numbers are NOT the same between different editions of Shakespeare’s plays, though they are relatively close. All 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 3.8
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• NEW! Compare editions side-by-side: compare modern and folio/quarto editions
• NEW! A new FREE Hamlet notebook with play notes. Shakespeare Pro now has FREE notebooks for Romeo & Juliet, Midsummer Night's Dream, and Macbeth too.
• NEW! Share this app feature via text message or email
• NEW! A Funeral Elegy 1612 Quarto
• NEW! Sonnet themes and line gender settings
• NEW! Statistics added for number of lines a character speaks in a scene
• NEW! Performance running times added to Scene Breakdowns
• NEW! Improved performance on Character Arc Visualizer
• Fully compatible and beautiful with iOS 10. Update now!
• Improved notes performance and note taking
• Improvements to bookmark sharing
• Additions and improvements to the Help section
• Fixed an issue where quotes didn't always link to the play
• Many under-the-hood improvements, UI fixes, Passport fixes, and bug fixes reported by users
This is the last version of Shakespeare Pro that will support iOS 8. Please update your iOS.
Absolutely a must for any Shakespeare fan
Best money I have ever spent on an app! Easy to use and gives the user an amazing amount of access. With all 38 plays and his sonnets, all of which has access to a glossary to help translate of the words. The best part is the first folio. Having the ability to easily access it has greatly enhanced my learning and understanding of Shakespeare. I highly recommend it.
Absolutely stunning. A winner in every way. All the text, detailed explanation, clever illustration, the works. Beautiful.
If you are an actor, a pupil, a playwright, a fan, or just an unwilling student thrust into studying great work of the Elizabethan Age by your school curriculum; this volume, this app, this thing is all you need.
One of the very greatest iPad apps
I love it! This is the best Shakespeare app, though "The Sonnets" app beats it for recorded readings.
The team adds terrific new features at an astounding rate.
The sophisticated search feature and the glossary are great features. Just having the entire corpus available in this excellent interface with so many marvelous features is a great great gift.
I wish I had had this in college.
User support is also extremely good.
Bravo to the designers!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 11, 2016
- Version: 3.8
- Size: 214 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
- Seller: PlayShakespeare.com
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.