What's New

-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

App Description

*** IMPORTANT ***
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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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.

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

MAIN FEATURES

-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.

-Character Building
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.

OTHER FEATURES

-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.

iPhone Screenshots

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iPad Screenshots

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Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar - School Edition screenshot 6 Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar - School Edition screenshot 7 Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar - School Edition screenshot 8 Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar - School Edition screenshot 9 Shakespeare In Bits: Julius Caesar - School Edition screenshot 10

App Changes

  • June 09, 2012 Initial release
  • August 23, 2012 Price decrease: $14.99 -> $9.99
  • October 01, 2012 Price increase: $9.99 -> $14.99
  • August 22, 2015 New version 3.0.0

Other Apps From Mindconnex Learning Limited

Shakespeare In Bits: Romeo & Juliet Shakespeare In Bits Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth - School Edition Shakespeare In Bits: Hamlet - School Edition The Word Monsters: Learn to Read Shakespeare In Bits: A Midsummer Night's Dream - School Edition