Shakespeare’s Sonnets Get New Life In iPad App

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare is coming to the iPad next month in a new app that includes videos of celebrities performing each of the 154 poems.

The app, a collaboration between Faber and Touch Press, will include performances by the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall, David Tennant, Simon Russell Beale, Dominic West, Siân Phillips, Fiona Shaw, Dame Harriet Walter, Simon Callow, Stephen Fry, Don Paterson and Sir Andrew Motion. We’ve embedded a video promotion of the new app above so you can check it out.

Last year, Faber and Touch Press teamed up to release an interactive app edition of T.S. Eliot‘s The Wasteland. It included a filmed performance of the entire poem read by Fiona Shaw, as well as audio recordings of Eliot reading the poem at two different times in his life.