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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).
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
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 ShakespearePassport.com.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, at playshakespeare.com/support, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook facebook.com/PlayShakespeare
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 5.8
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• NEW! Share this app feature via text message or email
• Fully compatible and beautiful with iOS 10. Update now!
• 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 the Shakespeare app that will support iOS 8. Please update your iOS.
One of the best apps on the App Store
First off, this app has had incredible dev support since day one. Years and years. It's really a rarity.
Second, the enhancements have been well thought out and carefully implemented. The app has successfully grown with iOS.
Don't be fooled by other, thrown together, Shakespeare apps - this one remains the best and is well worth the price.
Get the complete works of one of the greatest authors of all time, with tons of useful extras. I upgraded to the pro version and it's worth every penny. I love being able to search all the plays to find where that great line appeared and tapping on strange words to get an instant explanation. Thanks so much for making this. It's a real gift to the world.
A great Shakespeare app gets even better!
This app is my main reference for Shakespeare, and I was always hoping for the ability to share by text and email! Thank you for adding that feature!
- Category: Education
- Updated: Nov 11, 2016
- Version: 5.8
- Size: 213 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian
- Seller: PlayShakespeare.com
- © Copyright 2008-2016 PlayShakespeare.com All rights reserved.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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