Shakespeare Pro iOS
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Shakespeare Pro

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The ultimate Shakespeare app

See what these users are saying about Shakespeare Pro:
“It’s really great!”
—Kenneth Branagh, actor and director

“‘The app’s the thing.’ Hamlet was almost right. Great to see Shakespeare Pro superplaying with Shakespeare’s plays.”
—David Crystal, linguist and author of Shakespeare's Words

“The Shakespeare Pro app is simply terrific and filled with loads of wonderful information!”
—Ken Ludwig, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Playwright

Shakespeare Pro® includes the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including apocrypha) and search the concordance to find the exact word or phrase you’re looking for (with “relaxed” searching to find words close to your search term).

Shakespeare Pro is packed with these impressive features:

••• QUALITY TEXTS are a top priority and our team spent years compiling and editing the best references available. In the updated editions, the text is even more clear and each individual character is uniquely identified.

••• FIRST FOLIOS AND QUARTOS in original spelling show the works as they were originally published in Shakespeare’s time.

••• AN INTEGRATED GLOSSARY, based on the bestselling lexicon by David & Ben Crystal, Shakespeare’s Words™ is included. Simply tapping on a word will display its definition in context (not just a general definition).

••• ADD YOUR OWN NOTES AND SHARE THEM with your students, classmates, friends, and colleagues. Organize your notes into notebooks for use in the classroom, theatre, or just to remember key facts. Then share them via email or AirDrop.

••• POWER SEARCH THE WORKS by customizing multiple parameters like gender, work, language, line form, stage directions, soliloquies, and more.

••• CUSTOMIZE YOUR READING EXPERIENCE by choosing from a variety of color themes, change the font family and size, display long or short character names, jump around to different scenes, and view line numbers (*read the note below about line numbering).

••• BOOKMARK YOUR FAVORITE PARTS in addition to remembering the last page you viewed. Even copy/paste that great line.

••• DETAILED SCENE BREAKDOWNS give you an overview of the scenes within each play, their locations, and the characters present in each.

••• CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS help you better understand the actions and motivations of every character—all 1155 of them.

••• GET THE FACTS by reading up on Shakespeare’s life, view data and chronology about his works, and an overview of scansion terminology. Character Arc Visualizers show individual character arcs or allow for comparison of multiple characters.

••• SHAKE YOUR DEVICE for Shakespeare himself to display a random memorable quote or insult. Or get a new random quote every day.

••• BROWSE THE GALLERY of famous Shakespeare portraits.

••• TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE, a series of 20 short versions of Shakespeare’s plays aimed at a younger audience, are included for free.

••• THE SHAKESPEARE PASSPORT® is your virtual ticket to events and exhibitions all over the world. Just show the passport on your device for great benefits at participating venues. More information at

••• BARDFIND™ is the easiest way to find a Shakespeare theatre or venue anywhere in the world.

These are just a few highlights of the great things in Shakespeare Pro. If you’re a student, professor, actor, or just plain love the Bard, this must-have app ensures you have the complete works at your fingertips.

Like the new features? Having trouble and need support? Let us know at [email protected], at, on Twitter @playshakespeare, or Facebook Read our FAQs at

*NOTE: Line numbers are NOT the same between different editions of Shakespeare’s plays, though they are relatively close. All editions all have slightly different line numbering due to the way each editor approaches the texts. See the Help section of the app for additional information.

What's new in version 5.5.2

This update contains: • Fixed a bug with notes and sharing notebooks • Minor improvements If you missed any of our recent updates, they contained the following: • NEW! Customized quote of the day: quotes are now related to many international holidays and random on other days. • NEW! Use the lexicon to look up words in addition to the built-in dictionary • NEW! Import bookmarks and notebooks from iCloud • Minor bug fixes, bookmarks improvements, and dark mode improvements • NEW! Export any of Shakespeare's plays as a script to the Scriptigo app (find it on the App Store!) • NEW! The Spanish Tragedy is now included in the app in the apocrypha section, complete with character descriptions and more. • NEW! A collection of over 300 quotes are now in the Study section, sortable by speaker and play. • NEW! Now you can read the original First Quarto of Double Falsehood Of course, if you have any trouble get in touch with us at [email protected]

About Shakespeare Pro

Shakespeare Pro is an application developed by and released on iOS. The app is compatible with iOS 12.0 or later on the following devices: iPhone 11 Pro, X, Xs, SE, iPhone 8, 7, 6, iPad Pro and iPad Mini.

Click the button or scan the QR code below to download Shakespeare Pro for iOS. Check out our downloads section to download Shakespeare Pro for android and other platforms.

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  • Shakespeare Pro has an average rating of 4.8.

Recent updates

  • Release v5.5.2 Apr 6, 2020
  • Release v5.4 Sep 25, 2019
  • $6.99 -> $9.99 Aug 31, 2019
  • $9.99 -> $6.99 Aug 2, 2019
  • Release v5.3.1 Jul 31, 2019
  • Release v5.3 Jul 18, 2019
  • Release v5.2.2 Apr 3, 2019
  • $4.99 -> $9.99 Jan 12, 2019
  • $9.99 -> $4.99 Jan 5, 2019
  • $7.99 -> $9.99 Nov 27, 2018
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