Shakespeare via the iPad
Just read a short news item about a new App that brings the magic of all Shakespeare’s sonnets to the iPad. The app is a collaboration between Faber and TouchPress. It features a fully annotated Arden text of each sonnet plus video interviews with scholars. With just a click you can conjure up the Arden notes on a particular word or line and also read a commentary by Don Paterson.
But the feature that has me most excited is the ability to see and hear readings of all 154 via an impressive cast of actors from Dominic West to Patrick Stewart.
There are a few tantalising examples of the readings at http://www.touchpress.com/titles/shakespeares-sonnets/
It’s launched on Thursday at the very reasonable cost of £9.99.