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Shakespeare in Bits - A Midsummer Night's Dream brings the complete text to life with animated video and lots of easy-to-use analysis.

What's New

-Fix for stability issues on iOS 4.x. Users of iOS 5.0 and greater do not need to update.

App Description

*** IMPORTANT ***
This App is being maintained to allow for bulk school purchases via Apple's Volume Purchase Program.

Individual users should download the free universal version of our App, simply called 'Shakespeare In Bits'. In our new version, all plays can be purchased and downloaded in-app, and can be used on both your iPhone and iPad with a single purchase. You can also view free previews of several plays.

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.
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"The course of true love never did run smooth."

Enjoy this magical romp through one of the Shakespeare’s funniest plays as he blends several comedic styles. A royal wedding in Athens sends four young lovers and a motley crew of amateur actors into a fairy-filled woodland where they fall under impish manipulation. Could this be real or is it a dream after all?

This Shakespeare In Bits presentation delivers up to three hours of beautifully animated film, along with professional recordings by Warren Mitchell, Michael Maloney and Sarah Woodward, and features the complete unabridged play text.
Shakespeare In Bits A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the only study guide you will need to study, teach and appreciate one of the most enduringly funny plays of all time.

Completely Unabridged

Understand and appreciate the linguistic richness of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream with the original play text, broken into easily digested ‘bits’. In-line translation helps to understand difficult words and phrases within the context of the original play text.

Hear it, See it

Two-and-a-half hours of high-resolution animation with professional audio soundtrack help 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 being spoken. The integrated combination of text, audio and graphics is designed to facilitate learners of varying abilities and learning styles.

Character Building

Biographies for each cast character can be accessed from either 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.

Also Available on the App Store:

Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition
Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo and Juliet iPad Edition

View 'More Apps by Mindconnex Learning' for details on our other plays.

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App Changes

January 26, 2012 New version 1.1.2p
January 11, 2012 New version 1.1.1p
December 02, 2011 Price Decrease: $14.99 -> $4.99
October 25, 2011 New version 1.1.0p
September 07, 2011 Initial Release

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