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SwipeSpeare - Modern Shakespeare

By BookCaps

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Shakespeare has all the ingredients of a big budget movie—if you can understand him.

SwipeSpeare puts the words of the Bard into plain and simple English with a Swipe of a finger!

The app also makes it easier to read notes, highlights and bookmarks on the Apple Watch.

Unlike other apps that put the original and modern side-by-side in a way that is distracting and hard to read, SwipeSpeare only shows you the modern text when you want to see it. Simply swipe your finger over the text, and the text will change; swipe it again and it will change back.

This app features:
• FREE built in (and searchable) Shakespeare Dictionary
• FREE Shakespeare biography
• FREE "Swipeable" copy of Romeo and Juliet
• FREE article on the real Shakespeare
• Every Shakespeare play translated into modern English! (The original play is also included--you choose how you want to read it. Swipe your finger and you can easily toggle back and forth!). Each play, with the exception of Romeo and Juliet, must be purchased separately.
• Highlight, share, and make notes to passages (free account required)
• Dialogue numbering
• Study Guides for every major play with more on the way (purchased separately)
• Lesson Plans for every major play with more on the way (purchased separately)

We are already making lots of improvements to this app--both to the content / features and the UI; we are eager to receive any feedback about what you dislike about the app or what you would like to see in future updates.

What's New in Version 5.0

Read your notes, highlights and bookmarks easily on the Apple Watch!


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Customer Reviews

Careless, inexcusable omitted material

The SwipesSpeare original of ROMEO AND JULIET omits the second line of the play. That line is "In fair Verona, where we lay our scene." PLEASE RESTORE IT.
I am a teacher who HAD been going to recommend SwipeSpeare — until I saw the omission, and closed the app. The missing line is as far as I'd read — there may be THOUSANDS of other errors, but I am too nauseated to check. Please act on this.

A Must for Bard Fans

What a great resource for fans, teachers, and students of the Bard! Love the choice to read the plays in both their original mode and in modern English. App is well presented too.


This is a handy tool to use when doing Shakespeare in school. I found it very helpful and recommended it to several of my peers. Thank you for the great app.

SwipeSpeare - Modern Shakespeare
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 5.0
  • Size: 57.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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