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The Shakespeare Pro® App for Apple and Android

  • Shakespeare Pro

    Buy now on the App Store
  • Shakespeare

    Buy now on the App Store
  • Shakespeare for Android

    Shakespeare Android app on Google Play

NEW! Shakespeare Pro for Mac is now available.

Shakespeare Pro includes all the features of the free Shakespeare app; the complete works of Shakespeare (41 plays, 154 sonnets and 6 poems, including doubtful works) 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). 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.

See how much these users love Shakespeare Pro:

  • “It’s really great!”
    —Kenneth Branagh, Actor and Director
  • “The Shakespeare Pro App is simply terrific and filled with loads of wonderful information!”
    —Ken Ludwig, Tony and Olivier Award Winning Playwright
  • “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
  • “Shakespeare Pro is hands down THE app for all things Shakespeare. Our members use it and love it!”
    —Patrick Flick, GM, Shakespeare Theatre Association
  • “I thought we had reduced Shakespeare, but these guys have done it so well you can carry his entire canon around with you everywhere. It's an invaluable and essential tool—the #1 killer app.”
    —Austin Tichenor, Reduced Shakespeare Company
  • “This application is marvelous and it just keeps getting better. It is an invaluable contribution to the education and research of many, many people. And it is still very affordable.”
    —Paul Hamilton, PhD Researcher, Shakespeare Institute
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Shakespeare Pro for Apple is packed with impressive features and much more:

Customize Your Reading Experience

Choose from a variety of color combinations, change the font family and size, display long or short character names, jump around to different scenes, and toggle line numbers (*read the note below about line numbering).

Bookmark Your Favorite Parts

Remember your favorites in addition to remembering the last page you viewed. Even copy/paste that great line.

Integrated Glossary 

Based on the bestselling lexicon by David and Ben Crystal, Shakespeare’s Words is included. Once this powerful feature is activated, simply tapping on an entry will display its definition in context (not just a general definition).

Quality Texts

Top-notch editing is a top priority and our team spent over two years compiling and editing the best references available.

Shake Your Device for Quotes

A flick of the wrist and see Shakespeare himself display a random memorable quote.

Browse the Gallery

View famous Shakespeare portraits from around the world.

Tales from Shakespeare

Enjoy a series of 20 short versions of Shakespeare’s plays aimed at a younger audience.

Detailed Scene Breakdowns

Get an overview of the scenes within each play, their locations, and the characters present in each.

Get the Facts

Read up on Shakespeare’s life, view data and chronology about his works, and an overview of scansion terminology.

Switch on Auto-scroll

Automatically scroll the text as you read and control the speed by tilting your device‚ or even turn your device into a mini-teleprompter.

The Shakespeare Passport®

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

Works contained: All’s Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Double Falsehood, Edward III, Hamlet, Henry IV (Parts 1 & 2), Henry V, Henry VI (Parts 1-3), Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, King Richard II, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Sir Thomas More, Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter’s Tale, Sonnets, Venus & Adonis, Rape of Lucrece, A Lover’s Complaint, Passionate Pilgrim, Phoenix & Turtle, To the Queen

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