Professor’s Shakespeare App Reviewed in The Times Literary Supplement

Posted April 25th, 2013 at 1:19 pm.

The app dedicated to William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest—developed by Bryn Mawr College Professor Katherine Rowe and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi—continues to garner acclaim, most recently in a review in The Times Literary Supplement.

In “Ariel on screen, Caliban on the iPad,” Raphael Lyne, a senior lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge, writes of the app:

“The ability to call up critics to illuminate and explore the text is a key feature, and perhaps the thing that really demonstrates how The Tempest for iPad offers more than just accessibility and practical enrichment. Perhaps the most striking thing offered by this new way of reading a play is its version of critical commentary…a relatively straightforward use of technology has resulted in what seems to me a potentially vibrant reconciliation between literary criticism and the interactive qualities of electronic media.”

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