Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream iPad Edition Released This Week

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Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream iPad Edition

Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream iPad Edition is the latest iPad app to be released in this superb series. The idea behind the Shakespeare in Bits project is simple – to make Shakespeare’s plays more accessible, and it is incredibly well executed, not least in their excellent iPad apps.

This is the third iPad app in the series – the previous two cover Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth.

Here are some of the highlights and notable features in Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream iPad Edition:

— Two-and-a-half hours of high-resolution animation with professional audio soundtrack help you to decode and comprehend Shakespeare’s fertile prose quickly and efficiently.

— Professional narration by Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney, and Sarah Woodward

— The full original and unabridged text of the play – broken into easily digestible ‘bits’


— In-line translation helps to understand difficult words and phrases within the context of the original play text.

— Biographies for each cast character can be accessed from either the main play or through a dedicated Cast feature. An illustrated character relationship map demonstrates key characters and their inter-relationships in the play.

— Each Shakespeare In Bits title provides a wide selection of integrated analyses and study notes for each scene to help you understand plot summaries, key themes, language, imagery and quotes from the play.

Shakespeare in Bits is a great idea, as is anything that makes learning more fun and more approachable – and their iPad apps are an ideal medium for this great learning tool. They were included in the App Store’s recent roundup of Back to School apps, and deservedly so.

I can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to dive into these.

Here’s an App Store link for Shakespeare in Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream iPad Edition; it’s priced at $14.99.


Patrick Jordan

Founder and Editor in Chief of iPad Insight. Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Commander of the Armies of the North, dog lover (especially Labs), Austinite, former Londoner, IT consultant, huge sports nut, iPad and mobile tech blogger, mobile apps junkie.

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