Shakespeare

Shakespeare

iOS Universal Education

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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 qpp is simply terrific and filled with loads of wonderful information!”
—Ken Ludwig, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Playwright

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

Even though it’s free, the Shakespeare app 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 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, 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 support@playshakespeare.com, at playshakespeare.com/support, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook facebook.com/PlayShakespeare

Have a question? Check out our FAQs: bit.ly/shakesfaqs


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

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What's New

In celebration of our 10-year anniversary on the Apple App Store, we've done a major overhaul of the most popular FREE Shakespeare app! We hope you enjoy the new look and features.

This release contains the following new features and improvements:

• NEW! Dramatis Personae lists are reordered to make it easier to find a specific character
• NEW! Search improvements: support for alternate spellings and accented characters
• NEW! New scroller to easily and quickly jump through scene breakdowns, dramatis personae, scenes, and entire plays
• NEW! Updated PlayShakespeare.com texts: The best open source Shakespeare texts available
• Multi-tasking for iPad is back and improved
• General interface improvements
• Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements

Our previous MAJOR release contained:

• NEW! Updated interface to take advantage of the improvements in iOS11
• NEW! Unified settings now only in one location and accessible anywhere
• NEW! Updated and combined Help & About sections
• We fixed a few bugs in the previous version and we hope you like the updates. More to come!

Shakespeare and Shakespeare Pro are the best apps to keep the bard at your fingertips. If you're enjoying the app, please leave us a rating and review. Thanks!

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