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Shakespeare's The Tempest

By Luminary Digital Media LLC

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Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPad is designed for social reading, authoring, and sharing, for all readers from students to professional scholars.

•Learn from the expert commentaries of the world’s leading Shakespeare scholars, artists and teachers.

•Enjoy a full-length audio performance from the noted company Actors From the London Stage. Play text scrolls as you listen. Additional audio takes provide alternative performances of key passages.

•Publish your own commentaries privately to the iPads of students, friends, or colleagues.

•Share your notes immediately to a Facebook discussion group.

•Create your own play text. Select key passages you like, annotate them, and share with friends, colleagues, and readers worldwide.

•Illustrations, podcasts and video from The Folger Shakespeare Library’s collection bring alive Renaissance English culture and theater.

•Customize your experience. Quiet when you need it, social when you want it.

From solitary reading to generative thinking in the company of others. From the classroom to the theater, Luminary’s The Tempest for iPad creates a dynamic experience to enhance our pleasure and understanding of Shakespeare’s extraordinary works.

The Tempest for iPad is a collaboration of renowned scholars from the US and Europe, along with Actors from the London Stage. The Tempest uses digital materials from master teachers and the archives of the Folger Shakespeare Library – the world's premiere destination for the combined study, performance, preservation and teaching of Shakespeare's works.

The Tempest was the first play printed in Shakespeare’s First Folio of 1623, thought to be inspired by European discoveries of the New World. Its hauntingly beautiful verse makes it among the most frequently performed and beloved of Shakespeare’s plays.

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What's New in Version 1.0.2

- Added Push Notifications
- Numerous fixes for iOS 6 compatibility
- Improved text input behavior in global note
- Improved interface behavior in myPath

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Customer Reviews

Good for HS students

My 10th grade students found this a very helpful way of accessing The Tempest. It was especially useful to hear actors read the entire play aloud. Elliott Visconsi’s commentary was also useful, and I even used it as part of a plagiarism assignment. There are a couple tweaks I would love to see in an update, to facilitate annotating: first, selecting text right now is clumsy, and you can only select entire lines rather than key words or phrases; second, it would be great if we could email annotations rather than use Facebook (because who’s really on Facebook with their students?).

Worth every farthing

Please, please keep the plays coming! These apps make The Bard accessible to modern audiences! What higher praise could be given?

Worth It

This app was well worth it. I look forward to their next play - I'll buy whatever they develop. I liked every feature and found all worked as advertised.

Shakespeare's The Tempest
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 257 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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