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.

••• 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

••• 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, 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

What’s New

Version 7.5.2

This update contains:

• Fixed a bug with notes and sharing notebooks
• Minor improvements

If you missed any of our recent updates, they contained the following:

• NEW! Customized quote of the day: quotes are now related to many international holidays and random on other days.
• NEW! Use the lexicon to look up words in addition to the built-in dictionary
• NEW! Import bookmarks and notebooks from iCloud
• Minor bug fixes, bookmarks improvements, and dark mode improvements
• NEW! Export any of Shakespeare's plays as a script to the Scriptigo app (find it on the App Store!)
• NEW! The Spanish Tragedy is now included in the app in the apocrypha section, complete with character descriptions and more.
• NEW! A collection of over 300 quotes are now in the Study section, sortable by speaker and play.
• NEW! Now you can read the original First Quarto of Double Falsehood

Of course, if you have any trouble get in touch with us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

mayofairyy ,

100% recommend

i started my GCSE’s last year and this year i decided to actually focus as its my last year to do so and for english we’re studying plays for our literature exam and Shakespeare too and i’d recommend this app for students and Shakespeare lovers (not really a fan of english but if learning helps me pass then might as well ) but its a good way of catching some knowledge.

nemo 1955 ,

A must for students and lovers of the Immortal Bard

This is a veritable gold mine of Shakespeare's work. All the plays and sonnets are here - the latter are even read aloud. There are summaries and help with naturally difficult terminology of words which are archaic. What more could you ask for?

Gnasherrr ,

Unusable after recent updates

Used to be great but now useless. Can't contact app support without registration hassle first. LOOK ELSEWHERE!

I wanted to give app support a chance to comment before negative review but can't face registration with yet another website... I've pasted what I wanted to send below.

Dear Shakespeare app
Was unable to open app after last update but one. After re-instal could open app but not get into any plays/works - the app just crashed.
After latest update (02 May 2018) I could go into works but just got blank screen, Re-installed again (2nd time in a couple of weeks) and still the same: I can see list of scenes, etc, but get blank screen when I try to access. Have used the app for many years but frustrated now... I use an iPhone 5S. Any Q's or more info needed just let me know.
Best wishes, Neil

Developer Response ,

You don't have to register to get support (though it's encouraged). You can always email to get help.

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Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



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