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Tempest, The

Synopsis
The Tempest is the first in a collection of thirty-seven separate apps. Ian McKellen and Jonathan Bate use the Arden Shakespeare texts and their extensive essays and notes to examine the play. The app contains the full text as published in the First Folio; a full digital version of the Arden text; the ability to switch between three different levels of notes depending on the level of reader needs;
a full breakdown and explanation of every character and all of their lines across every scene; a linked historical time line of Shakespeare’s life, his plays, his theatres, and contemporary context to put it all into perspective; video explanations and discussions by both Ian McKellen and Jonathan Bate on characters, themes, and the meaning of the play ; a full "play at a glance" with illustrations and summaries to explain the play’s plot with key quotes and events; a history of all the major productions of The Tempest from the 17th century to the present day; the option to make notes, copy and highlight text that can be collected, correlated and exported for later use; the option to search the play’s full text and essays.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Multimedia
Year of release
2016

Credits

Contributor
Ian McKellen; Jonathan Bate

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Tempest, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Heuristic Media

Email
contact@heuristicmedia.tv
Web
http://www.heuristicmedia.tv External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 207 399 8686

Distributor

Name

itunes.apple.com

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