A Hands-on Experience with Shakespeare
Experience A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 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 (Over 900 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.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: 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:
•Sir John Gielgud as Oberon
•Roy Hudd as Bottom
•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 to life
Developed with leading Shakespearean scholars and ideal for students, A Midsummer Night’s Dream: 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
• A Midsummer Night’s Dream in pop culture, including music, movies, and adaptations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream around the world
Terri Bourus is a professor of English drama at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis where she directs the IUPUI-New Oxford Shakespeare Project. She is the Founding Director of Hoosier Bard Productions, the theatrical arm of the New Oxford Shakespeare, and is a General Editor for the NOS project. Dr. Bourus has published widely on Shakespeare’s texts and on Shakespeare in performance, especially Hamlet, and on Theatre History (Middleton, Fletcher, and Shakespeare). She recently directed Young Hamlet (based on the First Quarto of Hamlet), and Shakespeare’s so-called “lost” play, The History of Cardenio. Dr. Bourus is the recipient of several prestigious university research and teaching awards including the Research Trailblazer's Award, the Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award, and seven Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Awards.