“I have had a most rare vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to say what dream it was.”
Shakespeare – A Midsummer’s Night Dream
The May/June 2014 Alumni Magazine reviews an interactive Shakespeare book series for iPads called WordPlay for Shakespeare (The New Book Press). What make this neoclassic version of Shakespeare so unique is that it not only shows the play text on one half of the screen, but video of actors performing the play on the other. The Yale Alumni Magazine is profiling the innovative book because the publisher and CEO is a Yale alum, Alexander Parker ’88. What’s more, several of the actors are Yale School of Drama graduates, according to the article. The book also includes other features such as a translator into “modern vernacular” (CliffNotes, if you will), highlighting, note cards, and word search. The book series, which currently include Macbeth and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, received a good review from Christopher Arnott in the article and can be downloaded from the Apple iBookstore.
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