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.
Fall in love with Shakespeare’s timeless story of love, vengeance and tragedy - Romeo & Juliet - in full multi-media magnificence from the comfort of your iPad.
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.
Featuring the voice talents of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen, along with nearly three hours of engaging animation and unabridged text, Shakespeare In Bits Romeo & Juliet promises to engage the mind and render the hearts of all who view, read and listen to it.
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
-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.
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.
-More updates for iOS 7/8
-Several new inline translations
-Fixes and errata, as well as several new translations
-Added line numbering
-Fix for auto-advance feature on iOS 5
-Layout fixes on iOS 5
-A few minor text errata fixed
-NEW FEATURE - Added new optional subtitle feature that overlays the play text on top of the animation in real-time. This feature is not intended to work while viewing the animation in full-screen more.
-Added a catalogue browser with links to all Shakespeare In Bits plays.
-Fixed issue with video preview image disappearing.
-Minor stability fixes.
-Larger speeches are further broken up, so the highlighted area corresponding to the position in the animation will be more precise.
-On iOS 4.x, if the 'Auto-Advance' option is set to 'On', the next section will automatically begin playing after it loads. Note that that iOS 3.2 users will still need to manually play the video on every section.
-New icon to make play easier to distinguish on the App Store and when multiple SIB plays are installed.
-Minor updates and fixes to the text.
- 496.9 MB
- Release Date:
- Mindconnex Learning Ltd.
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