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Shakespeare™ is a free app with the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) and a searchable 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

Even though it’s free, Shakespeare for the iPad/iPhone/iPod is packed with these impressive features:

• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, and jump around to different scenes.

• QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent over two years compiling and editing the best references available.

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

• 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

• BARDFIND™ is the easiest way to find a Shakespeare theatre or venue anywhere in the world.

If you’re looking for line numbers, the integrated Shakespeare’s Words glossary, a gallery of Shakespeare portraits, random quote generator, Shakespeare facts, auto-and scrolling, check out Shakespeare Pro for these and other great features. 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, at, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook

Works contained: All’s Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Double Falsehood, Edward III, Hamlet, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Henry V, Henry VI (Parts 1-3), Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, King Richard II, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Sir Thomas More, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale, Sonnets, Venus & Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, A Lover’s Complaint, Passionate Pilgrim, Phoenix & Turtle, To the Queen

What's New in Version 5.4

Now fully compatible with Apple iOS 9! Please take a moment to leave a quick review on the App Store. We'd really appreciate it!

- Core Spotlight Search: Use the advanced search in Spotlight to find details in the works of Shakespeare and Shakespeare Passport.
- Multitasking (iPad): Run in split view with our other apps.
- Added scene locations and counts
- Update Apple Passbook to Apple Wallet for the Shakespeare Passport.
- Fixed Twitter and Facebook sharing (issue for some users). Facebook changed their sharing implementation.
- Many other small fixes and improvements
- This is the last version of Shakespeare compatible with iOS7 (less that 5% of our users have it...upgrade now!)


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Customer Reviews

Do not purchase Pro!

I purchased the pro edition for 9.99 and upon having to reset my iPad, my pro edition was gone. While other apps merely restore your purchase, this app does not even recognize that you have purchased it in the past. I am still awaiting a response from the developers and feel like I have wasted about ten dollars plus time trying to figure out where my purchase went.

My advice, stick to the free version.

Great idea

The best app if you love Shakespeare. Very well put together. Lots of nice art for each play. I really enjoy just checking out the nice features. Can be upgraded for extra features.

All of the bard at your fingertips.

Really, what could be better?

Great little app, for both pleasure & reference.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
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  • Version: 5.4
  • Size: 166 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
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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 7.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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