Ian McKellen Launches App To Bring Shakespeare To New Generation

Ian McKellen launches app to bring Shakespeare to new generation

A new iPad app intended to make William Shakespeare’s works more accessible is being launched by actor Ian McKellen and director Richard Loncraine, the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

The app users see actors reading out “The Tempest”, facing the camera with no costume or staging as the text scrolls, and its developers said they hope eventually to cover all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays.