Hi AppNewser readers - we're now a part of Mediabistro's SocialTimes.com. For more great App news, reviews, guides and tips, head over to InsideMobileApps.

Interactive Shakespeare Apps Coming From Simon & Schuster

Simon & Schuster and Folger Shakespeare Library have teamed up with Luminary Digital Media to create interactive app adaptations of Shakespeare texts for use in schools. Coming this November, the joint effort will release app versions of HamletOthello, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They will continue to release plays thereafter until the entire collection is available.

The app versions will include audio recordings, videos and photos, which are designed to help teach the texts. This includes audio performances produced at the Folger Theatre, as well as expert commentary from Shakespeare scholars. The apps will also have social networking reading tools on a private network so that teachers and students can take digital notes and share them with each other within the networked text.

“The Luminary platform is the perfect digital environment in which to engage with the richness of Shakespeare’s works. In addition to immersing readers in the riches of the Folger Editions and Folger Theatre, it also allows students, teachers, and the reading public to share their ideas about the plays, making Shakespeare’s works accessible in an entirely new way,” stated Michael Witmore, director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Related Stories
Mediabistro Course

Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!