Immerse yourself in Shakespeare300

New York Times-bestselling author James Reese presents Shakespeare300. Designed to offer, “All you need to know before the curtain goes up or the test goes down,” Shakespeare300 gives students and theatergoers alike a unique take on all the Bard’s plays, presented in concise (300-word) introductions and synopses, all with accompanying infographics. 

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After 15 years of publishing for adults and young adults (including 5 books published in 12 languages), author James Reese brings his penchant for gripping narrative and an expansive knowledge of the world’s most popular playwright to mobile platforms and e-learning with Shakespeare300.

With original content written by Reese, Shakespeare300 provides portable insight into all of the plays and offers a fresh perspective on the saturated world of Shakespeare studies. Presented in a highly visual style, the app features colorful plot “maps” for quick reference, and a wealth of extras such as “Top Insults,” “Neologisms,” “Meter Matters” and a Timeline situating Shakespeare’s life and works among major world events. The result is a reference guide that is academic and accurate, yes, but also entertaining and even a little bit cheeky.

Students can use Shakespeare300 as a fun and thorough study guide-on-the-go — the perfect supplement to in-class Shakespeare studies — while theatergoers can brush up on the Bard’s complex plots and characters in only a few minutes to get the most out of any Shakespearean production.


“An informed and inviting gloss of the Bard’s oeuvre. …300 words of plot summary, plus 300 words of bullet- pointed trivia and analysis [and] each play also gets a chart (with peaceful, watercolor-textured graphics) showing what percentage of dialogue each character claims… and another mapping the relationships among characters. …[P]ithy descriptions,…a touch of data analysis… [and] quick summaries of every Shakespeare play for the Bard fan on the go.” Kirkus Reviews

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