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Shakespeare and his World — The University of Warwick — FutureLearn →

Free online course, exploring Shakespeare and his World with Prof Jonathan Bate from the University of Warwick starts on 29 September so sign up now!

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Shakespeare Unbound | Bell Shakespeare/ABC Splash →

Shakespeare Unbound is a new Bell Shakespeare initiative presented in partnership with online education portal ABC Splash, and featuring twelve free videos featuring scenes from six of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar and The Tempest. These videos are paired with 12 video commentaries from the director James Evans and cast members.

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Special Discount for Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps →

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, Folger Luminary Shakespeare apps are now available for $2.99 each, through April 27.

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Shakespeare and his World — The University of Warwick — FutureLearn →

Sign up for a free online course (MOOC) to learn more about Shakespeare and his world - in collaboration with the University of Warwick and FutureLearn

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Shakespeare education iPad apps

A few education related Shakespeare iPad apps have been announced recently:

Starting Shakespeare

Designed for primary students, Starting Shakespeare is a fresh, accessible and rich learning resource for teachers and students.

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

The app will be released in December 2013.

Folger Luminary Shakespeare Apps

In partnership with Simon & Schuster and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Luminary proudly announces the Folger Luminary Shakespeare iOS App, an interactive reading experience that enriches the Folger Shakespeare Editions with:

Full audio recordings by professional actors, expert commentaries from leading scholars and teachers, illuminating images and video, robust authoring and sharing tools.
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Simon & Schuster and Folger Team with Luminary Digital Media to Create Interactive Shakespeare Apps-Folger Shakespeare Library →

"Simon & Schuster and Folger Shakespeare Library announced today that they are working with Luminary Digital Media to create an interactive app using the renowned Folger Editions, the leading Shakespeare texts used in secondary schools in the United States."


If they’re as good (and as affordable) as the Shakespearience Apps, I’ll be happy.

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Billy Shakespeare, Francis the pig and David Tennant introduce Young Shakespeare Nation, providing free resources to inspire a new generation.


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Popular YA author John Green tackles the Bard’s best romance in his educational YouTube series, which explores staples of high school English Literature in a funny, relatable, and enlightening way.

Part two here


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Professor Imani Perry on Hip Hop and Shakespeare

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Cambridge University Press and developer Agant have teamed up to launch two iPad apps providing an interactive spin on two of Shakespeare’s most famous plays: Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet.

"Both apps – Romeo and Juliet: Explore Shakespeare and Macbeth: Explore Shakespeare – include the full texts of the plays, along with audio performances, photographs of professional productions, glossary definitions, plot summaries, notes and articles by experts.

They also offer interactive word clouds for individual scenes and characters, diagrams (or “circles”) showing the relationships between characters in any given scene, and “theme-lines” to show how key themes wind their way through the texts.”

Read more here.

Both apps cost £9.99 on the App Store


One thing that is sorely missing is video. Despite the app developer’s argument that “If you include video, people will watch the video and they won’t look at the text”, video and the visual are an important part of how for multimodal learners process information. When my students struggle with understanding the language of Shakespeare, I get them to watch a video of a performance. The meaning (read: interpretation, since all performance of Shakespeare’s works is interpretation) comes through in the aural and the visual, and suddenly students go “oh, so that’s what those strange words on the page mean”. All without having to look up No Fear Shakespeare’s often over-simplified “plain English” text.

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