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‘The Sonnets’ App Brings New Life To Shakespeare’s Poems

William Shakespeare‘s poetry collection The Sonnets is available in various free eBook editions for the iPad. But the latest edition from Faber and Touch Press (coming out next month) includes videos of celebrities reading each of the 154 poems, as well as the compete Arden notes on Shakespeare.

The app also includes interviews with Shakespeare scholars including professors Katherine Duncan-Jones, James Shapiro and Henry Woudhuysen.

In addition, the app has new commentary from Don Paterson. In addition, it is integrated with social media, so that readers can share sonnets and notes via Twitter, Facebook and email.

This isn’t the first time that Faber and Touch Press have taken a stab at releasing a new digital edition of a classic text. AppNewser has more: “Last year, Faber and Touch Press teamed up to release an interactive app edition of T.S. Eliot‘s The Wasteland. It included a filmed performance of the entire poem read by Fiona Shaw, as well as audio recordings of Eliot reading the poem at two different times in his life.”

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