Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew with full "radio theater" audio production. Read the text while listening to the play.
This version includes:
Complete audio production with period music and sound effects.
Complete text of the play with side-by-side commentary.
Toggle the in-line display of hundreds of definitions of unusual words and phrases.
A detailed overview of every act and scene in the play.
A listing of every character along with identifying information.
Profiles of every character with scene index.
Time line correlating each act and scene to the passage of objective time.
Other "full audio" Shakespeare plays by DodgePoint Software available separately in the App Store include:
- As You Like It
- Julius Caesar
- King Lear
- The Merchant of Venice
- A Midsummer's Night Dream
- Much Ado About Nothing
- Romeo and Juliet
- Twelfth Night
Updated for newer iOS versions and devices. The navigation has changed a bit but the content remains the same.
Ratings and Reviews
Fun and educational
I was looking for an audio for the play, but what I found was an app far beyond what I expected. The voice actors are perfect, funny, and captivating. You definitely will not be bored! Much better than the Librivox recordings (even though it's free). Furthermore, the background noise adds to the reading as a whole. It almost feels like you are watching the play. The only little complain is that they fail to pronounce both syllables, for example ta'en they pronounce as one syllable when renaissance english requires two syllables. Other than that, the app is perfect, especially for those who are studying shakespeare (they even give you modern english translation on the side, next to the text). For the price, you can't beat it!
The only thing I wish is that I could also use this app on my computer, or iPad (if there is an iPad app I haven't checked yet since I don't own an iPad). Reading the text on my iPhone is a little hard on the eyes, so I listen to the audio while reading the text online when I have my computer available
Other than that I would give the app 10 stars!!!
they do have an iPad version, so if you own an iPad get that also!!!
Love this app and use it (and its brothers and sisters) regularly in my classrooms. Would love to see better compatibility with Dark Mode; some text (like characters’ names) becomes unreadable when DM is on. Recent update was a pleasant surprise! Very happy DodgePoint is keeping up to date. I’ll continue buying the app for my entire class roster for as long as it works!
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- Matthew Strand
- 122.8 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2020 Matthew Strand