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Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition

Shakespeare In Bits: Macbeth iPad Edition




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.

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.

Read, watch and listen as Shakespeare In Bits brings to life the tragic tale of the murderous Macbeth in one complete multi-media experience on iPad.

With two and a half hours of unabridged text, fully animated re-enactment and complete professional audio soundtrack, featuring the voices of Stephen Dillane and Fiona Shaw, Shakespeare in Bits Macbeth is the only study guide you will need to learn, teach and appreciate one of the finest works of the famous Bard.

The Bard hasn’t been this easy to enjoy in over 400 years!


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-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.


-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.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

-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
-Technical fixes

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5/5 stars

An excellent resource for any level of student

Buy this app. I am writing my first ever review to encourage anyone interested in Shakespeare to purchase 'the only study guide you'll ever need'. The animations clarify the action superbly, and the inline language and theme hints make Macbeth instantly accessible.
While every educator and student should evaluate this app, anyone who has previously been challenged by one of the plays will come away understanding every nuance and still enjoying the play on its own terms as a complete work.
Support developers like Mindconnex who exercise the full power of the interface, and with sales and encouragement, it's possible we'll see many more plays done in this delightful treatment. Who knows? With enough time, maybe they'll tackle the Canterbury Tales.

5/5 stars

It's a breeze

I always tried to cultivate myself by reading Shakespeare , but could never fully comprehend it to actually enjoy it, this app makes it very easy, and may I add enjoyable , it's brilliant.

5/5 stars

Terrific app to explore Shakespeare's work

This is absolutely marvelous, a great way to read Macbeth. The play comes alive (literally) and every resource you need to help you fully understand the text, and the historical context, is at your fingertips. I can't recommend this app enough. If you have even a passing interest in Shakespeare, this is a must-have app for your collection.

I showed it to a couple of English teachers and a librarian, and they were totally blown away by this. If you're a student and you have to read this play, this is an INDISPENSABLE resource. Get your hands on it while it's on sale, but trust me, it's a steal at the regular price too !


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