Study App of the Week – Shakespeare in Bits

As 21st century students we are constantly finding new ways of using technology to enhance our lives, and also our education at Sheffield Hallam University. As well as Hallam’s very own SHUgo app, providing access to the Library Gateway, emails and Blackboard sites, there are a number of apps on the market for smartphones and tablets, which could be useful and inspiring to students of various disciplines. This series of articles provides information about our selection of these innovative apps, but please leave a comment below or contact us on Facebook if you have any favourites of your own. 

Postcard from 1996 Romeo and Juliet Film

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Shakespeare in Bits: Romeo and Juliet (£10.49- iPad)

This series of iPad apps brings Shakespeare kicking and screaming into the modern age by demystifying language, plot, characters and themes using animation, audio and graphics. Romeo and Juliet features the vocal talents of Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen, and offers a wealth of easy-to-use support to help you understand the play including character profiles and analysis of themes. The ideal interactive alternative to York Notes for English Literature students!

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