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"Can one desire too much of a good thing?".
As You Like It, Act IV, Scene I

The perfect application to help you study the work of the greatest English writer.

Features:
* The complete set of 37 plays
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all plays anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Powerful search system. Search by play, act, scene, speaker, line, etc. Perfect for studying
* Bookmark your favorite lines for quick future reference
* Share any line by Email, SMS, etc.
* Listen to the lines using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a line from the list?
A: Just pressing for 2 or 3 seconds and a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)


About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

List of plays included:
COMEDIES

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Taming of the Shrew
Tempest
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale

HISTORIES

Cymbeline
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III

TRAGEDIES

Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

Recent changes:
- Improved user interface
- Bug fixes
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About Shakespeare Search
"Can one desire too much of a good thing?".
As You Like It, Act IV, Scene I

The perfect application to help you study the work of the greatest English writer.

Features:
* The complete set of 37 plays
* Very fast and simple to use
* Works offline, even in "airplane mode". Access all plays anytime, anywhere, no internet connection needed.
* Powerful search system. Search by play, act, scene, speaker, line, etc. Perfect for studying
* Bookmark your favorite lines for quick future reference
* Share any line by Email, SMS, etc.
* Listen to the lines using Android's built-in Text-to-speech synthesizer
* Works in both portrait and landscape mode for easier reading

FAQ:

Q: How can I share a line from the list?
A: Just pressing for 2 or 3 seconds and a menu with the available sharing options will appear

Q: How can I change the speech speed?
A: The speed of the speech is controlled by the TTS engine installed with Android. It can be set up by going to:
Settings --> Voice input & output settings --> Text to speech settings --> speech rate

Q: I don't like the voice. How can I improve it?
A: The default text-to-speech engine installed with Android is Pico TTS, it’s pretty simple and sometimes may sound a bit electronic. You can always install alternatives like eSpeak, SVox or IVONA from Android Market.

Q: How can I change the speech accent?
A: Just go to Menu --> Settings and select the language. Currently, 2 accents are available:
* English (US)
* English (GB)


About the permissions:

We know you may be worried about the permissions required by the application so here is the explanation of why they are needed:

To load the ads used to support the development of the application, these permissions are required:
- Full Internet access
- View network state

About the speech synthesizer:
The text-to-speech (TTS) technology may not be available in some devices. To check if your phone is able of speech synthesis: Menu -> Settings -> Voice input & output -> Text-to-speech settings.
If not installed, your device may ask you to install the TTS engine. An internet connection may be required. We recommend installing it before traveling as roaming data tariffs may be very expensive.

List of plays included:
COMEDIES

All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Comedy of Errors
Love's Labour's Lost
Measure for Measure
Merchant of Venice
Merry Wives of Windsor
Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Taming of the Shrew
Tempest
Twelfth Night
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Winter's Tale

HISTORIES

Cymbeline
Henry IV, Part I
Henry IV, Part II
Henry V
Henry VI, Part I
Henry VI, Part II
Henry VI, Part III
Henry VIII
King John
Pericles
Richard II
Richard III

TRAGEDIES

Antony and Cleopatra
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Julius Caesar
King Lear
Macbeth
Othello
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Titus Andronicus
Troilus and Cressida

Recent changes:
- Improved user interface
- Bug fixes

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A Google User
Mar 20, 2014
Excellent app An awesome app for Shakespeare books
A Google User
Feb 26, 2013
Good collection.......excellent for a student No need of carrying book everywhere !! Very compact and easy to carry E-book !!! A.W.E.S.O.M.E
A Google User
Feb 26, 2013
Good collection.......excellent for a student No need of carrying book everywhere !! Very compact and easy to carry E-book !!! A.W.E.S.O.M.E
A Google User
Jun 17, 2012
Uninstall Would be better if it didn't read out one line at a time. As it is, there are better Shakespeare apps out there
Rosina
Jun 17, 2012
Uninstall Would be better if it didn't read out one line at a time. As it is, there are better Shakespeare apps out there