Sometimes, my friends, serendipity and synchronicity are your friends.
Yesterday, while doing my daily fishing for my weekly podcast “This Week in Shakespeare,” I came across a news story announcing the Stratford (Canada) [Shakespeare] Festival‘s launch of a new online tool that supports their release of the recently captured production of King Lear.
In the past week, while sifting through stories in my news feed for content for my Tuesday This Week in Shakespeare podcast, I came across a press announcement touting the release of an app for Chromebooks, Shakespeare in Bits by MindConnex.com from Dublin, Ireland. Now, you may not know this but this blog and its podcasts are written and recorded on a Chromebook. I love that device. Anyway, I don’t often see Chromebook-specific Shakespeare apps (actually this is the first one), and since I know many of my former brethren (teachers still in the trenches) are now working with classes outfitted with Chromebooks, I figured I’d download the free demo version of their Hamlet app, and check it out.
This week’s podcast continues our two month-long discussion of All’s Well That Ends Well with some reviews of the video versions available for viewing, as well as some of the Android-platform Shakespeare-related apps.