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This resource is provided for personal use only. It must not be used for whole-class instruction via whiteboard or projector, unless every student in the class also has their own digital copy.
A new, exciting, multimedia approach to learning and teaching Shakespeare’s plays - Shakespeare In Bits brings The Bard’s most popular plays to life through magnificently animated re-enactment, full audio and unabridged text in one comprehensive package.
Handy in-line translations for antiquated phrases and words are literally only a touch away, along with full study notes for every section, analyses, plot summaries, cast biographies and relationships - everything that you need to make understanding and appreciating Shakespeare attainable.
Read, watch and listen as Shakespeare In Bits brings to life the tragic tale of the murderous Macbeth in one complete multi-media experience on iPad.
With two and a half hours of unabridged text, fully animated re-enactment and complete professional audio soundtrack, featuring the voices of Stephen Dillane and Fiona Shaw, Shakespeare in Bits Macbeth is the only study guide you will need to learn, teach and appreciate one of the finest works of the famous Bard.
The Bard hasn’t been this easy to enjoy in over 400 years!
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE ON THE APP STORE:
Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo & Juliet
Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth
Shakespeare In Bits: Hamlet
Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar
Shakespeare In Bits: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
-Completely Unabridged Play Text
Understand and appreciate the linguistic richness of Shakespeare’s plays with the original play text, broken into easily digested ‘bits’. In-line translation helps you to understand difficult words and phrases within the context of the original play text.
-Hear it, See it
Each title includes hours of high-resolution animation with professional audio soundtrack, helping you to decode and comprehend Shakespeare's fertile prose quickly and efficiently. The text, presented side-by-side with animated action, is easy to follow with portions of text being highlighted as they are spoken in the play. The integrated combination of text, audio and graphics is designed to facilitate learners of varying abilities and learning styles.
Biographies for each cast character can be accessed from the main play or through a dedicated cast feature. An illustrated character relationship map demonstrates key characters and their inter-relationships in the play.
-Ace that Exam
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. An easy-to-navigate visual scene selection menu is also provided to help you to quickly get familiar with the play’s sequence of events or to jump to your scene of choice.
-Single purchase – multiple devices: each play purchased can be downloaded and re-downloaded on any of your iOS devices.
-A side-by-side main play view that presents the animations and the text at the same time (iPad) or swap between the text and animation with ease (iPhone)
-Fully unabridged animations and text
-A text highlight feature, that highlights the current line of text being spoken in the animation
-The ability to take your own notes (iPad only)
-Simple navigation through all of the features in the play.
-This app is now a universal app, which can be run on iPhones as well as iPads (please note some features not available when running on an iPhone)
-Line numbers have been added to the text
-Updated for iOS 7/8
-Several new inline translations
Ratings and Reviews
My high school students absolutely love this literature app. The only issue keeping it from earning five stars in my book is the fact that subtitles cannot be displayed in full screen mode. The videos make the story come to life. The summaries are a great pre-reading tool. One of my favorite features is the word highlighting. Students can click on Shakespearian words or phrases and have alternative words displayed to aid comprehension.
Again... Please work on getting the subtitles to show in full screen mode. This would drastically help your clients who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing.
Piece of junk
I bought this app for the intention of it being the modern English language entirely. But the downfall was that parts of this app are and other parts don't match up at all with the original text. I like the app for the fact that it has summaries, plot, theme, etc. To me this app was a complete waste of money not to mention it took 2 days to open after it finished downloading. I am using the SPARKNOTES website with the proper translations.
I bought this app years ago to use in my classroom. I had to redownload it two years ago, which was problematic but worked out. I then deleted the app again. When I tried to redownload it this time, I had to pay for it again. Before, it just said already purchased, but this time I was charged. What a rip off!
- Mindconnex Learning Limited
- 445.6 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2015 Mindconnex Learning Ltd.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.