A Hands-on Experience with Shakespeare
Experience Macbeth in an unexpected and exciting new way with The Shakesperience, which combines an engagingly
touchable interface + remarkable audio + photos and illustrations to create an interactive Shakespeare experience unlike any you've ever seen.
Get into Reading Macbeth Faster
Our at-your-fingertip features allow you to more quickly immerse in and engage with the text.
At Your Fingertips
•Complete glossary with embedded explanations (1,000 terms!) allows you to immediately translate words you don't know into contemporary English
•The result? Reading Shakespeare is easier and you'll "get" the play much faster. Simply put, we'll change the way you read Shakespeare.
Macbeth: The Shakesperience takes you from the page to the stage with audio embedded right in the scenes.
Shakespeare's plays come alive in performance, and you'll hear some of the world's best, including:
•Orson Welles’s historic 1940 performance as Macbeth
•Fiona Shaw as Lady Macbeth
•Sir Derek Jacobi acts as your narrator and explains the differences between each performance – you'll experience scenes changing based on how they're performed!
And much, much more
Our visuals come directly from some of the best performances with galleries that burst off the page with photos, production notes, set renderings, and costume designs.
The BEST of the iPad
The Shakesperience makes magic happen with all the best features of your iPad, including:
•Touch, tap, and swipe your way through the play
•Feature-packed but in a compact file size and no wifi needed!
•Full highlighting and note-taking abilities
•Fully reflowable and resizable text in portrait or landscape views that allow you to read the way you want to
•Photo galleries that can be swiped and enlarged bring the play
Developed with leading Shakespearean scholars and ideal for students, Macbeth: The Shakesperience's dynamic special features enhance the experience and make it the most friendly and fascinating Shakespeare you can imagine:
•How does an actor "Speak Shakespeare"? Former voice coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company Andrew Wade shows you
•A full cast of actors explains how they approached their roles
•Macbeth in pop culture, including movies, parodies, and performances of Macbeth around the world
William Proctor Williams is professor of English emeritus at Northern Illinois University and Adjunct Professor of English at the University of Akron. He has published widely on editorial, bibliographical and English Renaissance subjects, and has received numerous grants and awards including a National Endowment for the Humanities research grant and a Senior Fulbright Research Fellowship; in 2003-04, he was the Hinman Fellow at the Folger Shakespeare Library. He is currently at work on editions of Thomas Heywood’s The First and Second Parts of King Edward the Fourth and If You Know Not Me You Know No Body, Parts 1 and 2 for the Oxford University Press edition of Heywood's complete works, the New Variorum Edition of Titus Andronicus (MLA), and a critical edition of the manuscript and printed works of Cosmo Manuche.
I love reading Shakespeare but it can be daunting to do so unaided. I’ve read Macbeth several times but this was the first time I really felt I understood it. I especially enjoyed the audio introductions to various scenes and the ability to read along to performances from the likes of McKellen and Welles. Explanations at tricky parts and descriptions of stage directions added to my understanding, too.