Gift Guide: Explore Shakespeare iPad Apps

macbeth-app-giftguide12The Explore Shakespeare iPad apps are interactive versions of Shakespeare plays, made on behalf of venerable British publisher, Cambridge University Press. In addition to the full text of either Macbeth or Romeo and Juliet you get an entire audio performance, plus photos of productions, glossaries and textual notes, plot synopses, academic articles, study activities and more.

ArtsBeat: Steve Martin Composing New Music for Shakespeare in the Park, Because He Can

Steve Martin — who, when he is not writing, acting or tweeting, is also an accomplished banjo player — will write new music to be performed by a live bluegrass band for the Shakespeare in the Park production of “As You Like It.”