midsummerCambridge University Press has launched two new iPad apps in its Explore Shakespeare series, for A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night.

Both apps are being sold on Apple’s App Store for £9.99, offering full texts, audio performances, photos of professional productions, glossary definitions, plot summaries and interactive features to break down the plays.

They follow the release of the first two apps in the series last October: Macbeth: Explore Shakespeare and Romeo and Juliet: Explore Shakespeare.

CUP has worked with developer Agant on the apps. “The thing we wanted to achieve more than anything else with these apps was to give people a way into the plays, particularly if they hadn’t studied Shakespeare before, or found it intimidating,” MD Dave Addey said at the time of the original launch.