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***December 2013: Best New App Feature in the US App Store: Education Section***
***December 2013: Best New App Feature in the Australian App Store***

Developed by Bell Shakespeare and Deeper Richer, and designed for primary students, Starting Shakespeare is a fresh, accessible and rich learning resource for you and your students.

Clearly aligned to the Australian Curriculum and featuring Bell Shakespeare artists, the app explores the world and work of William Shakespeare using two of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth.

---“Starting Shakespeare takes the fear out of Shakespeare. This app brings the language and plays to life in a colourful and accessible way. Students will love experimenting with their own spells and getting to know some of the greatest stories and characters ever created, in a fun and interactive way.” - GEMMA PORTER, BILLANOOK COLLEGE ---

The rich content includes:
— Playful videos
— Engaging retellings
— Character profiles
— Historical information
— Active learning journeys
— Comprehensive free teacher handbook

What’s New

Version 1.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

* Updated for iOS 11 and 64-bit support.
* Minor fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

jessmeyer27 ,

Brilliantly Spellbinding!

An excellent resource for upper primary aged students. Explanations are clear, the high quality videos are very engaging and the learning activities are thoughtful and thought provoking. The Teacher Handbook provides an excellent support with many great activity ideas for the classroom, and encourages teachers to take the learning off the screen too. Kids will love the character ‘Bottom’ and will enjoy making up their own spells and performing the effects of them!

Stephen193129 ,


Fantastic app for primary age kids, excellent content and really unique

Jazpuh ,


Teachers desperately need apps like this one. Brilliant!

App Privacy

The developer, Deeper Richer, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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