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Shakespeare’s Sonnets on the iPad

TouchPress has done it again giving us an aesthetically pleasing collision of art and technology – akin to the Leonardo Anatomy app I mentioned a while back. This time The Sonnets by William Shakespeare gets the modern treatment with videos and readings featuring Patrick Stewart (always a draw for the Trekkie classicist), Stephen Fry (for the Apple fanboys) and David Tennant (for the Whovians) and Kim Cattrall (who was in the TV series of Logan’s Run, of course) and others. All 154 pieces are performed to camera by the all-star cast.

The app includes scholarly notes from the Arden Shakespeare that the developers say bridge the gap between Elizabethan and modern English given that the original folio pages are presented.

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