Voted "20 Best iPhone and iPad Apps" by The Guardian, 7/21/2014
Got Shakesfear? Relax. Bestselling author James Reese presents Shakespeare300, offering a unique take on all the Bard's plays presented in concise (300 word) introductions, synopses and infographics. It’s all you need to know before the test goes down or the curtain goes up.
After 15 years of publishing for adults and young adults (including 5 novels published in 12 languages), James Reese brings his penchant for gripping narrative and an expansive knowledge of the classics to the iPhone and iPad.
Shakespeare300 provides portable insight presented in a highly visual style, featuring colorful charts and infographics, introductions and synopses, and a wealth of extras all written by Reese.
While designed to be concise (the “300” in its title refers to the 300-word limit set on each section of text), Shakespeare300 doesn’t skimp on rich content. Building on advanced degrees in Dramatic Literature and Linguistics, Reese brings fresh, no-nonsense insight into the saturated world of Shakespearean reference materials. The result is an entertaining reference app that is perceptive, accurate and a little bit cheeky.
Shakespeare300 is easy to use, making it accessible to a wide demographic:
• anyone wanting a better understanding of Shakespeare’s remarkable canon but who may feel intimidated by the plays themselves
• students seeking a fun and thorough study guide-on-the-go
• theatregoers looking to brush up on their Shakespeare by quickly reviewing the Bard’s complex plots and characters prior to any production
Whatever the purpose, Shakespeare300 for iPhone and iPad is an entertaining, fast and fun way to learn about the world’s most popular playwright.
Published by educational software developer Intellective300, Shakespeare300 is the company’s inaugural App Store offering. Intellective300 seeks to eliminate the stigma often associated with reference material, making topics that may be considered dense and time-consuming more accessible, interactive and entertaining.