I recently reviewed Touch Press’s wonderful app that lets you take a close look at Liszt’s piano sonata. Touch Press is leading the pack in innovative “cultural” apps, about music and literature. Another of their apps is the $14 The Sonnets by William Shakespeare (iPad only; 1.5 GB), a multimedia exploration of the bard’s 154 sonnets which is, quite simply, fascinating.
When exploring the sonnets, what would you like to have at hand to help you appreciate them? Notes? Commentary? Readings? This app gives you all three. It provides notes from the Arden Shakespeare edition of the sonnets: these notes help you with the context of each sonnet, and also give you definitions for words whose meanings have changed.
You get insightful commentary from Don Paterson’s Reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets.