Enhanced Shakespeare Comes to the iPad

KaoS Media will sell an interactive version of the classic Shakespeare play (and seminal high-school text) Romeo and Juliet made specially for the iPad. Dubbed iBardRomeo, the enhanced e-book will feature high-definition video.

 

PRESS RELEASE:

THE AMAZING POTENTIAL OF FULLY ENHANCED eBOOKS IS FINALLY UNLOCKED

The future of interactive education lives with a fellow who has been dead for nearly 400 years, according to the partners at art from KaoS Media Inc.

“iBardRomeo – Playing with Romeo and Juliet – is the first ever, truly interactive, digital exploration of the William Shakespeare play, filled with high quality HD video”, according to Executive Producer Sherry Lawr.

Designed for the iPad as a complement to classroom studies for high school students, iBardRomeo is the first release in a series of iBard ebooks that will engage students in learning Shakespeare’s most popular works. Teachers and students can work and play with the ebook inside the classroom, at home, or even on the subway. Anywhere.

Some of the amazing features with which readers can interact:

    Throughout the text of the play, touch the screen and experience witty video commentaries from the author of “How Shakespeare Changed Everything” – Stephen Marche. He’s a regular contributor to Esquire, Atlantic, Salon.com and the New York Times. www.stephenmarche.com
    Watch a video of the famous balcony scene in a modern setting.
    Take a video quiz with our student hosts
    Discover links to Internet sites where you can enjoy music, ballet and short films, inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
    Connect to resource guides from some impressive universities.
    Read the complete play text with plot summaries, character sketches and theme discussions.
Karen Pinker, Creative Director at art from KaoS says “ The Shakespeare “brand” has endured for 400 years. 64 million people around the world still study his works every year.  Now, the iBard series will encourage the digital generation to actively engage with his plays”.

art from KaoS Media Inc – the producers of iBardRomeo – is comprised of 3 award winning director/producers with international expertise in documentary, theatrical and educational television. We are working with some of the most innovative young programmers around to bring Broadcast quality content to the New Media world.

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iBardRomeo – the first title in a series that brings Shakespeare alive – anywhere!

Available mid June in the Apple iTunes bookstore.

(Digital downloads for review available now, upon request)

For personal demonstrations of iBardRomeo at BookExpo, contact Sherry Lawr at 416-338-8795 or Karen Pinker at 416-432-5661.
Karen@artfromkaos.com   or Sherry@artfromkaos.com

iBardRomeo was created with funding assistance from the Government of Canada(Fed/Dev) and the University of Waterloo –Stratford Institute.

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