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I watched the classic Bogart and Bacall film "Casablanca" again recently and was astonished at the amount of classic lines in the film that are now true staples of the English language. Lines like "of all the bars in all the world" and "we'll always have Paris" are now a part and parcel of our regular parlance. This is also true for Shakespeare but it seems that the mere mention of The Bard's name mistakenly throws up an image of dullness for many. Shakespeare: Filling in for Will is a very entertaining educational application for iOS where his rich language can be enjoyed by people of all ages from 4 to 104.
Shakespeare: Filling in for Will is the ultimate app for learning how to enjoy Shakespeare and to discover the richness that the great English writer brings to the English language...not to mention to life itself. The app lets you test your Shakespearean knowledge as well as helping you expand your vocabulary and match wits with friends old and new. This app-for-all-ages lets you work your way through more than 170 of The Bard's most poignant and popular quotes. It shows you the details of the life at the time, Elizabethan culture, witty quotes and asides as well as some modern adaptations of Shakespearean works that are made available at the end of every successful round. When you correctly answer the quote, you will be shown the specific character who spoke the line as well as the play that it was written for and the specific act and scene. While the app is very entertaining, it is not just for Bard aficionados. Shakespeare: Filling in for Will is an app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and is relevant for the casual inquirer, the avid student and the inspiring teacher.
"To be or not to be...that is the question" and "Friends, Romans, countrymen...lend me your ears" are two obvious Shakespearean quotes that every school kid will recognize but did you know that he was also responsible for "A laughing stock," "As dead as a doornail," "Fair play," "I will wear my heart upon my sleeve," "In a pickle," "In the twinkling of an eye," "Mum's the word" and "Send him packing" to name but a few. Shakespeare: Filling in for Will brings the beauty of Shakespeare's words to the masses whether you are a rogue or a scholar...or anyone who loves words used intelligently and quite beautifully. The app is easy to use and features an interface that is easy to navigate. Hopefully it will inspire some of the chat room 'wordsmiths' that start off a conversation with "How R U?"