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!

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" books available
• Order print copies and ePubs of any play
• Sync highlights, notes, and bookmarks across any device
• 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!)
• Study Guides for every major play with more on the way
• Lesson Plans for every major play with more on the way

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

Version 6.0.6

- Dark mode support
- Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

_Harry ,

Crashes every time i open it

Crashes every time i open it

Lauzyb ,

Excellent resource

A very helpful resource- all the texts with modern equivalents - useful for scholars and performance students needing a better grasp of the texts. Study guides are helpful and supportive of the texts. Can have issues with loading, but if you contact the management they are helpful and supportive and helped to solve my issue.

AndeeGee ,

Nice app but not free

This is a nice app on Shakespeare but you only really get the biography stuff for free. For all the plays you pretty much get the 1st act for free, but to get the rest they are £2.99 for EACH play. If you want them all that would add up to A LOT OF CASH.


Golgotha Press Apps
176 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. Merchant of Venice £1.99
  2. Midsummer Nights Dream £1.99
  3. Taming of the Shrew £1.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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