The free app, which is downloadable from the Apple store, is a multimedia experience that includes short videos of actors reciting the sonnets. New videos will be released on a rolling basis, shot on different locations throughout New York.
The project is the brainchild of the New York Shakespeare Exchange, a nonprofit company that mounts stage productions of the Bard's plays and creates multimedia ways of making his writing accessible to the public.
This isn't the first Apple application focused on Shakespeare's sonnets. Touch Press has released an app that features videos of actors reciting the poems, with a roster that includes Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall, Simon Russell Beale and David Tennant. The application costs $13.99 from the