Shakespeare Sonnets iPad App – “Wonderful… Extraordinary… A treat!”

    The Shakespeare Sonnets iPad App came out a couple of weeks ago, to great acclaim:

    Ben Crystal’s reading of Sonnet 141 in Original Pronunciation is a treat –

    Ben Crystal’s reading of Sonnet 141, delivered in Original Pronunciation, is a salutary reminder of the warmth and unpretentiousness of our national poet – Poor Rude Lines

    A digital delight – Ben Crystal gives his approximation of Shakespeare’s own pronunciation, rugged and lilting at once – The Independent

    An extraordindary achievement – The Times

    A wonderful app that will provide hours of enjoyment –
    The Telegraph

    Faber’s app commissioner now wields as much power as the person who decides where to open a new Waitrose –
    The Guardian

    Just a wonderful iPad App… An absolute star for classrooms –

    The App is produced by Illuminations Media, Faber and Faber, Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press, and features Sir Patrick Stewart, David Tennant, Fiona Shaw, Kim Cattrell, Dominic West, scholars James Shapiro and Katherine Duncan-Jones, and the poet Don Paterson, amongst many others.

    I act Sonnet 141 – In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes in Original Pronunciation – take a look at the video here:

    And you can download the App now from iTunes UK or iTunes US

    Shakespeare’s Sonnets – iPad App – from Iluminations Media

    Last month I recorded Sonnet 141 for an amazing forthcoming iPad App featuring Sir Patrick Stewart, David Tennant and Fiona Shaw.

    Produced by Illuminations Media, Faber and Faber, Arden Shakespeare and Touch Press:

    Faber and Faber, Touch Press, Illuminations and The Arden Shakespeare are delighted to announce that they are in the final stages of producing a spectacular edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the Apple iPad. The title features specially filmed performances of all 154 sonnets by a stellar cast that includes Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant. It also features the complete Arden notes, providing unsurpassed commentary on the poems.

    This digital edition follows Touch Press and Faber’s iPad app The Waste Land that presents T. S. Eliot’s great poem in an innovative and widely praised interactive format.

    Click here for the full Press Release