Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation AppUnlike anything you've ever seen or heard.
the ONLY AUDIO Shakespeare Pronunciation App"For the pronunciation of all the words in the Shakespeare canon, the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is an authority to trust."
Paul Meier – Founder of The International Dialect of English Archive (IDEA)
Purpose of the App
The intent of The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App app is to remove the fears about Shakespeare’s language so that his plays are accessible to everyone.
Find Your Word
There are a number of ways to find the word you are looking for. Including an alphabetical search, typing the first few letters of the word which will show options in the search screen. Also by clicking Word History – if it is a
word you have already looked up.
Listen To Your Word
When you press the sound icon on the app you can listen to more than 5000 individually researched and recorded words. This includes their variant pronunciations based on the scansion of the verse line.
See More Information
Additional information about Shakespeare pronunciation can be found by clicking “More” at the bottom of the screen. Including articles on Scansion, Accents, Dialects and Foreign Language, and References used when recording the words.
TestimonialsWhat People are Saying
"The App is so Incredibly Thorough"
The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation app is just so incredibly thorough. I'm impressed by it every time I open it. Not only is it easy to zip through under the pressure of working on a play, but it's fun to explore when just wanting a bit of background on Shakespeare. (The “More” button at the bottom of each page gives lots of extra information.) The app turns word-pronunciation into a cell phone game in the best way! - Rosa Gilmore, "The Taming of the Shrew" (Shakespeare in the Park), "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu), "The Importance of Being Earnest" (Two River Theater) - See more
"It takes the guesswork out of preparing for Shakespeare".
The Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation app is an invaluable resource. It takes the guesswork out of preparation when working on a play, empowering any actor to say all the words on stage with ease and personal ownership. I look forward to any time spent with Shakespeare because it means I get to spend more time with this fantastically thorough app. - Harry Ford, "Romeo and Juliet", Mercutio (Classic Stage Company, NYC), “Code Black” (CBS), Series Regular - See more
"The Shakespeare Pronunciation App is an Authority."
For the pronunciation, in American English, of all the words in the Shakespeare canon, the Audio Shakespeare Pronunciation App is an authority to trust. Professors Younts and Scheeder have done a first-class job. I use the app myself. You will find the extra tools relating to verse and dialects very helpful too. - Paul Meier, Voicing Shakespeare and Accents & Dialects for Stage and Screen; founder and director, The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA). - See more
Based on the Book "All the Words on Stage"Meet The Authors
Louis Scheeder was an Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he was the founder and Director of The Classical Studio, an advanced training program in the Department of Drama. He was also Associate Dean of Faculty for Tisch. Read More
Shane Ann Younts
Shane Ann Younts is an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she teaches voice, text and Shakespeare classes in the Graduate Acting Program. She also teaches a complete voice and speech program in New Read More