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Version 8.1

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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. In the updated editions, the text is even more clear and each individual character is uniquely identified—all 1,155 of them.

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

••• MODERN TRANSLATIONS and lexicon add-ons help you better understand Elizabethan English.

••• 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 [email protected], at, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook

Have a question? Check out our FAQs:

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

Release Notes

Another great update so soon? You bet. Here's what's new:

• NEW! Want a different app icon? Pro users can now change it in the settings.
• NEW! The First Quarto of Hamlet is now included for Pro users. Use the Compare view to compare it with other editions (iPad).
• NEW! Help is here! A new help section is included, which will be expanded further in an upcoming update.
• Improvements to the Compare view (iPad) when comparing two different editions of a play.
• Fixed a handful of bugs, fixed an issue with the Monarch Tree, small usability fixes

In case you missed our recent HUGE release with tons of new goodness, here's what was included:

• NEW! Modern translations now available! Read paraphrased lines to better understand Elizabethan English.
• NEW! The apocrypha play Arden of Faversham has been added. Get character descriptions, scene breakdowns and more.
• NEW! Additional search parameters added to search only Romance, Roman, Problem Plays.
• NEW! Now you can have the Quote of the Day as a home screen widget.
• NEW! An interactive Monarch Family Tree is in the Study section to show royal lineage from William I to present day.
• NEW! Along with reciting quotes, Siri will now insult you with Shakespearean style.
• NEW! Added study materials for Rhetorical Devices and Chain of Being.
• NEW! A small scene "badge" shows which scene you're currently reading.
• NEW! We added the OpenDyslexic font as an option for those with dyslexia wanting to make texts more readable.
• NEW! Additional quotes added to Quote of the Day.
• NEW! New and updated statistics for more accuracy.
• NEW! Added to the plays where characters change their names (accession, disguises, etc.).
• Improved consistency,search-ability, and usability with notes and notebooks
• Fixed a handful of bugs, updated some older icons, fixed an issue with search crashing

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